GARBAGE NEWS. Loving and playful, cats can be wonderful friends for children. But what happens, who the boy always snuff when it comes into contact with the furry playmate? According to statistics one in ten pet owners suffering from a pet allergy, this is an allergy to cats most frequently. That some children are more sensitive than others, it is already clear. Some children may show no hypersensitivity, while others keep coming up new sensitizations. The general tendency to develop allergies is often hereditary, which means it can be transmitted through genes. However, that does not mean that all your children are allergic to, just because you or your partner have an allergy.
Rather, it takes generally not a specific allergy, but only the tendency to develop allergies. However, some children have allergies even if no family member is allergic and a child who is hypersensitive to a particular substance is likely to be allergic to another.
Generally, allergies develop until the age of ten years, but the symptoms can occur for the first time in adulthood. It is unclear whether there is an effective method to prevent animal allergies in children. Some studies have shown that is prevented when in contact with animals in their first year of a child developing allergies, but not all experts agree with these results agree.
What is the disease?
When it comes to cat allergies, many take the cat hair on the allergen. Actually, the hypersensitivity in most cases is caused by the proteins in the saliva, urine and sebaceous glands in the skin of the cat, which adhere to the cat hair. If you come in contact with one of these allergens, the immune system tries to neutralize them, so that the body around forty chemicals are released. One of these chemicals is histamine, which is responsible for the inflammation of the nasal and respiratory tract. Common symptoms in cats allergies are runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing and wheezing.
A doctor or allergist can make a diagnosis, by conducting a detailed review of the medical history of the child and a complete physical examination. The doctor may also opt for a skin or blood test. In general, skin tests are to be preferred because they provide faster and more accurate results as blood tests.
Can you live with a cat in the house?
The simplest solution for an allergy to cats would be to keep any cat in the house. But even if you removed the cat, it will take several months before you will be rid of the allergy. Allergenic proteins sit on any available surface and can only be removed by a thorough cleaning with floating fabric filters or removal of the affected objects.
If your child's allergy is not as strong and they decide that their family on the cat can not do without, there are some methods to alleviate the symptoms of the child and to keep the allergies under control.
Bathe the cat regularly: by regular bathing can remove significant amounts of allergens from the cat's fur. Do not forget to wash the toys and your pet's bedding often.
The fur brush: Regular brushing can also help because it reduces the loose cat hair in the air, at which saliva adhered. If your cat is not too fond of bathing, brushing will surely bring to purr.
A cat free bedroom set: a measure by which children are not likely to be satisfied, but is completely necessary. Although the kids would like to sleep with her cat, it is better if you keep away the animal from his bedroom, so that they come less into contact with the allergens.
Clean the air: Regular cleaning of air reduce the dander in the house. Make use of a HEPA filter for air purifiers and vacuum cleaners.
Treatment through medication and allergy vaccination: After consultation with the pediatrician you can control and alleviate the cat allergy with over the counter or prescription medications like decongestants and antihistamines. Another option may be the allergy vaccination, where it stimulates the natural immune response of the body to the cat allergens by periodic vaccinations.