I guess that can be a symptom of a cat allergy. There is no one rule as to how someone responds to an allergen. My hubby is allergic to cats and at first his only allergic reaction was a scratchy throat. Then he started getting red bumps on his neck and that progressed to full out allergic reactions such as red watery eyes, sneezing, etc. So your bf can be having an allergic reaction. Other then him going on anti-histamines there is not much one can do about a cat allergy. You can have the cleanest, most sterile house around and it still won't be enough - sure it will help but it won't stop the allergy especially if he is very sensitive. People who are allergic are allergic to 2 things on the cat - it's dander and it's saliva. You can help with the dander by bathing your cat frequently with special shampoo or even take it in to be shaved (not wise if it's an outside cat) but the cat is still going to clean itself which means that it's saliva is still going to be on it's fur.
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