Can it be done? I’m allergic to cats. I grew up having one since birth, and until it died around my 15th B-day I never had any substantial reactions. I suspect that I may have been sensitive to it in the last few years, but we blamed it on hay fever or possibly bronchitis. While the concept of me becoming allergic to something that literally was with me day and night for 15 years is beyond me, I wonder if it can be reversed. I love cats and would like to own one again someday. Now when I’m around them I get slightly asthmatic (I never been asthmatic under any other circumstances) and get very itchy eyes, and irritated skin after I play with them (can’t help my self).
To the point. Why would i become allergic to cats after growing up with one? And is there a way to cure it? How are allergies carried, and developed, and how do they differ from a virus or infection? Is it practical to treat the symptoms for long periods of time?