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12 Ways to Beat Cat Allergies

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Coping with cats

By Anne Harding

Do you have cat allergies? It doesn't mean you have to skip visits with your feline-loving friends and family.

With a little preparation, you should be able to go anywhere without ending up with itchy, red eyes, a tickly throat, sneezing, or even shortness of breath—all of which happen when people allergic to cats encounter cat dander.

Cat dander is more than just cat hair; it's skin cells, saliva, and other proteins that can cause your body to release histamine, an immune system protein that's ultimately to blame for your miserable symptoms.

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