"Symptoms of cat allergy are the same as other respiratory allergies: runny nose, sneezing, watery and itchy eyes, wheezing, coughing. It is also possible to have a contact allergy (rash) in an area licked by a cat." there is also a company in the UK that sells wipes for pets to reduce the symptoms for allergy sufferers :)
(allergy symptoms progress with time, so you may notice your symptoms worsen at some point )
It isn't clear if you mean cats allergies to things or your allergy to cats, but both are actually very similar.
my cats fur was itchy, fell out, and he bit it out, he had a swelling at one eye and reactions all over his skin when he had an allergy to pollen
i was slightly allergic to my cats nose mucus( yes only the nose mucus), when he cuddled me id come out with a little red rash of hives on the area his mucus touched,
also i had an reaction to my boyfs mums cat a few years later
I'm OK with cats always have been but that time, i think because i got a lot of her fur on me and my allergy had progressed, i had swelling of my eyes, that was pretty bad, i had a runny nose,swelling throat and generally felt a bit unwell, but i got home took my antihistimine and was fine after a few hours .(although my eyes took a day or 2 more to swell down properly)
At least one out of every 5 Americans suffers from allergies. Common causes of allergy symptoms include food allergies such as peanut allergy or milk allergy, and seasonal allergies resulting from grass, weed, tree pollen, or various molds. Cat allergies and dog allergies can also cause miserable symptoms such as itchy eyes, sneezing, nasal congestion, and wheezing. Allergic skin conditions can cause a rash and itchy skin
Garlic is actually toxic to cats, so which is most likely why your cat is having bad reactions to it. As for general allergies, they certainly can. I once had a cat with severe allergies. Cats can develop allergies to many things, although it is becoming increasingly common for a cat to develop allergies to corn and gluten often found in cheaper commercial food brands, and to household chemicals.
Finding out that you are allergic to your furry friend may be devastating, but a proper diagnosis is important for your health. You’ll need to take the proper precautions to keep your allergies under control. It is possible to still own a cat if you have allergies, but it will take a lot of hard work and some changes in how you care for your cat.Cat allergies are very common. In fact, they are twice as common as dog allergies. Up to 30 percent of the population has a cat allergy and it is especially common in those who have asthma or other types of allergies. Those with cat allergies have immune systems that are very sensitive and react to a cat’s dead skin (dander), urine or saliva. These are called allergens and are very strong and sticky. They can cling to clothing, walls, furniture, carpets and other surfaces and last for several months.Symptoms may not appear for several days, depending on a person’s sensitivity and the amount of dander. The dander usually affects the eyes and nose and causes symptoms such as inflammation, stuffy nose and itchy eyes. The skin may even turn red as the result of a cat lick or scratch. If ingested into the lungs, small particles of allergens can cause major breathing problems in less than an hour after exposure. People with highly sensitive immune systems may experience severe symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath. Some may develop a rash in their chest and face area. In severe cases, cat allergies can cause asthma attacks.Cat allergies are determined by medical history and a blood sample. If an allergy is suspected, you may be removed from the cat’s environment to see if the symptoms disappear. If you are diagnosed with cat allergies and want to still keep your pet, it may be difficult to do so. Keeping your cat outdoors may help, but your house may still have allergens. You may want to try keeping your bedroom off-limits to the cat, since you spend most of your time there. You may also have to deep-clean the house or have someone else groom the cat regularly.