Posted 5/16/2006 5:42 PM (GMT -6)
Hi there and welcome to Healingwell! I've never heard of a more concentrated scratch test so i can't tell you much about that. But if you are getting worse after getting the cat, then I would think it IS the cat that is causing your eyes to swell. Do you put your face near the cat at all? My hubby is not "allergic" to cats but if he gets cat hair near his face, he starts to cough and itch. A few suggestions about the cat, I know they hate this but a bath once a week will help keep the dander at bay. Also too, thanks to a suggestion from my friend, taking your cat to the groomers for a little shave can help too. My friends daughter has severe allergies to cats and this has helped greatly. Also too, if this doesn't help, what if you were to give the cat away to a family member? That way the cat wouldn't be in the house but your kids could still see it on occasion. An no matter how old the cat is, dander is dander.
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