If you get tested for allergies and find that you are allergic to cats, there are a couple of things you can try to help yourself cope. You can try to get the allergy shots, though this is a long term commitment and requires many injections. You can also try bathing your kitty in a special allergen shampoo that you can find at a pet store - cat's do NOT like water though and it can be a bit tough for the cat AND you. If you have any rugs, be sure to wash them frequently. Keep the cat out of your bedroom and clean your room thoroughly to rid the cat hair - make your bedroom the "safe" room. Vacuum (with a hepa filter) daily - carpet and furniture. Use an allergen spray such as Frebreeze with allergen control. To make an allergy free home takes alot of time and commitment but if you love the cat then it may be worth it.
Edited to add: Cat allergies are from the animal dander and saliva - it's not actually the hair itself. But the hair is coated with dander and saliva, so get rid of the hair around the house and it can make things easier to deal with.
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