Coughing, Runny Nose, Sneezing, Red Eyes, And Itching After Playing With Cats
Why when I finish playing with my cat I cough, runny nose, sneeze and when rubbing my eyes, my eyes are red and itchy huh? Are there any symptoms of allergies with cats?
Thank you for the question.
Coughing, colds, sneezing, red eyes, and itching after playing with a big cat may indeed indicate that you are allergic to components in the cat's body, such as fur, feces, nails, and so on. This allergy occurs when your immune system mistakenly considers contact between the body and certain foreign objects as dangerous, when in fact it is not. This condition is very closely related to genetic and environmental factors. These allergic symptoms can recur, each time you come in contact with the allergen triggers.
Not only because of allergies, a variety of complaints that you experience may also be caused by other factors, for example foreign body entry, viral or bacterial infections, irritation, and so on.
It's just that, given the complaints are mild and not accompanied by tightness, fever, or wheezing, you should not panic. Do not also rush to see a doctor so that your risk of contracting dangerous diseases, including COVID-19, can be reduced. Safer, first resolve your complaint by:
Never come into contact with cats and other furry animals (if the animal is your pet, do not place it inside the house, place the cage outside the house)
Take a clean bath, wash your hands with soap too
Avoid holding eyes, except with hands that have been washed first
Never rub your eyes or nose too much
Use a mask for coughing and sneezing
Improve the cleanliness of the environment around you
Stay away from cigarettes
Put artificial tears into your eyes and compress with cold water
Irrigation your nasal cavity using NaCl liquid that is sprayed into each nasal cavity with a syringe that has been removed by the needle
If you feel the complaint would be burdensome, or other danger signs appear as mentioned above, do not hesitate to check yourself directly to the doctor or ENT doctor huh ..
I hope this helps.