Many people are allergic to cats. Many people who are allergic to cats may even own a cat but find they are allergic to other peoples cats. Cats are known to produce as many as five allergens that humans may show an allergic reaction to. The most common one of these allergens is caused by a protein known as glycoprotein FEL d 1 which is released by the sebaceous gland on cats. This protein, FEL d 1, can primarily be found in a cat's saliva and also on its skin. Humans who are allergic to cats can show many different cat allergy symptoms.

Because we are so attached to our pets it is best not to get rid of them if you don't have to. There are several methods of dealing with cat allergies and it is important to do research locally and online to find a method that works for you. It would be awful if you had to get rid of your cat, which many people consider a member of the family, because of your allergy. However sometimes your standard of living is worth more than the price of having a cat. After all many it may not be hard to find another home for the cat.

If your are showing any cat allergy symptoms there are many different way to cope with these symptoms. The allergies you are getting from the cat are making your life more miserable then it should be then you could avoid contact with the cat. For some people with a mild cat allergy you may be able to dramatically cut down your symptoms simply by spending less time around the cat.

Over time you can also become desensitized to your particular cat. This has happened to me in the past. I suffer from a minor cat allergy but I find after having a new cat for a few weeks I am no longer allergic to it, but am still allergic to other people's cats. This will happen to different people differently and isn't something you should bank on when getting a cat. For some people their cat allergy symptoms might even get worse over time.

A allergic reaction to cats is caused by histamines in humans. A histamine allergic reaction to cats will be characterized by several different symptoms. These symptoms include, but are not necessarily limited to wheezing, coughing, tightening of the chest, itching, nasal congestion, watery eyes, rash, sneezing, and other symptoms that are related to the later. If you are suffering from any of these cat allergy symptoms you should seek out methods of dealing with them.