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10 Ways To Beat Cat Allergies

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By Anne Harding

Do you have cat allergies? It doesn't mean you have to skip visits with your feline-loving friends and family.

With a little preparation, you should be able to go anywhere without ending up with itchy, red eyes, a tickly throat, sneezing or even shortness of breath -- all of which happen when people allergic to cats encounter cat dander.

Cat dander is more than just cat hair; it's skin cells, saliva and other proteins that can cause your body to release histamine, an immune system protein that's ultimately to blame for your miserable symptoms.

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