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Has your vet seen him at all for this upper respiratory infection? Any current medications besides methimazole? Is he up to date on his distemper vaccine?
Okay. This does not sound like an allergy to me, this sounds like an upper respiratory infection. These are common in older cats. Your cat needs antibiotics, not allergy meds. Tonight you can run a hot, steamy shower with no fan on and keep your cat in that room for 15 mins. Tomorrow, call your vet and ask for antibiotics. That should do the trick.
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You can't do what? The steamy shower, or calling for antibiotics? If you tell me your restrictions (where you live, etc) I can cater my response to your limitations.