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Allergies in children to cats are one of the most common types of allergies. Many people mistakenly think that it is the animal’s hair that is to blame, but this is not so! We will talk about what causes allergies to cats in a child, about possible symptoms, types of reactions and solutions to this problem in the article.
Cat Allergy: Causes
Indeed, the allergy to cats is not to blame for the hair of the animal. The main cause and catalyst for allergies are proteins – Fel D4 and Fel D1. These proteins are found in the saliva of cats, skin epithelium, and also in excrement.
For this reason, getting a sphynx cat or shaving your pet is not an option. Such measures will not solve the problem, since the source of the allergy is not hidden in the animal’s hair. Continue reading