• 5 months ago

    Hives from cat?

    The last 2 months I’ve woken up with hives all over my forearms that fade slightly during the day. I finally went to a doctor and they’re trying a steroid to eliminate them. If that doesn’t work I’ll probably be going to an allergist or dermatologist.

    I have 2 cats and a mild cat allergy. They just make me a little sniffly and sometimes my eyes itch. Maybe once a year when I get a scratch it forms a hive with it but that’s it. They’ve been sleeping on my bed for years but they’ve started sleeping more on my side lately. Could these hives just be from prolonged contact to where they sleep?

    A little background; I’ve washed the bedding and no change. Haven’t changed detergents and my clothes don’t bother me. No bedbugs, I’ve checked thoroughly a few times and, unfortunately, I’m familiar with what to look for. My husband isn’t waking up with any bumps, it’s just me. I have no problems petting the cats or if they sit on my lap or lick me. When I went on a 3 day vacation I didn’t notice any new hives. All I can guess is it’s from the bed. I’ve just never heard of such a thing and I’m miserable. Any input or advice on what to do or to tell my doctor would be a huge help. Thank you.

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  • 13 days ago

    RE: Hives from cat?

    I have a similar condition, I started getting unexplained red itchy hives during the night every single night since June. in July, I went to a doctor and she told me to try to take Zyrtec. I started taking it and as soon as I started the hives stopped. Not completely, but if I took two pill every day they were gone. soon I didn't have to take 2 anymore and only took one per day and then that became one every other day. I have no idea why it happened but it sounds similar to your issue. I'm also a little allergic to cats but don't have any in my house anymore