Do not try to be a doctor and treat yourself.
Take the information from these links and discuss it with your physician. He is a
professional and he should make the final decision in your treatment. It is in your
best interest that I say this.
Background On Your Lungs
and Allergy Information and Research Homepage (AAIR)
Intellihealth Asthma Website
Asthma in Arizona
Patricia Wrean's Asthma Resources
Library of Medicine
Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
of Asthmatics Inc.
Colorado HealthNet-Asthma Info
Books About Asthma
Frequently Asked Questions About Asthma
Accolate Info - New Medication
There are many people whose breathing is adversely affected by
pets and cat allergen is among the most common pet allergies in North America. A
recent Canadian study examined questionnaire responses from 2,999 randomly selected
adults (ages 20-44) from Vancouver. The 34 percent who were currently pet owners
had a higher prevalence of asthma, asthma-like symptoms and bronchitic symptoms than
those without pets. In addition, cat owners had a significantly higher risk of having
current asthma and asthma-like symptoms than those without pets. Furthermore, a subset
of patients who underwent skin prick and other testing and were found to be allergic
to cat dander had a greater risk of current asthma than those not allergic to cat
"With the help of Accolate, people who have previously had
trouble breathing because of allergic reactions to cat dander may be able to breathe
easier when around cats," Spector said.