Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Rozi | 2010/11/01


allergy to cat/mohair

Hi there

My son is 20 months. I have a persian cat. He has always had a post nasal drip, from as far back as i can remember. Recently, we went to a friend''s house for dinner and I settled him to sleep in their room, they have 2 cats. He started sneezing and his eyes swelled up. They also had a mohair blanket in the room, Could this be what caused the allergic reaction - the mohair, since we also have a cat? Once out of the room, the sneezing stopped and the eye went down gradually.

Any suggestions



Expert's Reply



It is unlikely that your son's typical allergic reaction was caused by contact with the mohair blanket. Much more likely is that he is allergic to cats.He seems to be slightly less allergic to your cat , but still sufficiently allergic to have constant nasal symptoms. Your son should be tested to see what he is allergic to including a test for cats.You should have an antihistamine syrup such as Allecet at home in case your son has another more severe reaction to cat contact in the future. The dose of Allecet is 5ml given in a single dose only once aday.

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Posted by: Poka | 2010/11/30

my daughter is 2yrs old. had adenoids and grommets. B4 been on asthma medication like the singular and the pump. no longer on the singular, but now and then use the asthma pump whenever she couhging non stop especially at night. lately she had measels but not severe. she is due for the removal of the tonsils next in winte. Pls help???

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