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What are the symptoms if you are allergic to cats

Allergies to cats can cause a wide range of allergic symptoms and allergic reactions. The most common symptoms of cat allergy include:

Itchy skin

Sneezing or sniffling

Watery, itchy eyes

Rash

Actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous skin lesions)

Vomiting

Diarrhoea

Coughing

Loss of consciousness

Difficulty breathing

When should you get allergy tests for cats?

Allergy tests for cats can be used to help diagnose and monitor your allergic reactions to a cat. The most common test for cat allergy is a skin test.

Call our allergy testing clinic to book an appointment - we are available 7 days a week

Do I need to book a cat allergy test?

All calls to the allergy testing clinic will be answered by a Doctor and Nurse. We are available 7 days a week.

The allergy testing clinic can be contacted on +44 (0)20 3625 7777 or 020 364 4111.

Who is this clinic for?

This clinic is for anyone who is worried about their cat allergy status, who has been diagnosed with a cat allergy by a GP, or who is concerned about a cat allergy.

How many cats do I need to test for?

The number of cats you need to test for will depend on the level of risk you feel you are at.

If you have a cat allergy, you may need to test for other animals that are likely to trigger your allergic response (see below).

How many cats do I need to test?

A minimum of 3 cats are needed to test your allergy. The more cats you test, the more accurate your allergy results will be.

If your allergy is moderate or severe, then you may need to test for more than 3 cats.

If you think you have something else that could be triggering your cat allergy, such as dust mites or cockroach allergens, then you may need to test for other animals that are likely to trigger your allergic response (see below)

What other allergens can I test for?

If you are concerned about an exposure to another animal, then we may need to test for your pet's allergens.

A minimum of 3 cats are needed to test your cat allergy. The more cats you test, the more accurate your allergy results will be.

If your cat allergy is moderate or severe, then you may need to test for more than 3 cats.

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