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have serious allergic reactions to cats - any suggestions other

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have serious allergic reactions to cats - any suggestions other than hardwood floors, keeping them out of the bedroom, does bathing or anything else really work? also wondered if taking benadryl before seeing them might help?

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hello,

mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

Customer:

thanks, XXXXX XXXXX is appreciated

mysticdoc :

You can benadryl to prevent allergic reaction.

mysticdoc :

Ranitidine can be taken also

mysticdoc :

together they act well.

Customer:

have done that, anything else until I get more shots? what is ranitidine?

Customer:

get some small hives, red face rash, etc

mysticdoc :

Ranitidine is a H2 blocker --another anti histamine.

mysticdoc :

This is also used for acid suppression.

mysticdoc :

Benadryl blocks H1 receptors.

mysticdoc :

So together complete blockage is achieved.

mysticdoc :

You should also get a HEPA filter air purifier.

mysticdoc :

This helps to eliminate odor, dander etc.

Customer:

thanks, XXXXX XXXXX my allergist, the cats will be in the lower level so I won't be on top of them, have a hepa filter

mysticdoc :

ok good.

Customer:

very frustrating as I love my cats

mysticdoc :

Yes that should work

mysticdoc :

Understand

Customer:

thanks again

mysticdoc :

Very welcome

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