Question by It’s Pat: Can you suddenly develop a cat allergy?
So my lame ass roommate claims that she has developed a cat allergy suddenly after 3 months of living symptom free. She’s using it as an excuse to leave before her 1 year commitment on the lease is up. I want her gone anyway but I just want to know if I’m being bullshitted.
Answer by catlover
It depends on whether you’ve noticed signs of allergy in her. Something like itching, watery eyes, stuffed nose. That sort of thing.
Allergies can develop that were previously nonexistent, but the patient will show signs that an allergy is occurring-and it will happen consistently.
The symptoms will get worse every time the person is exposed to the allergen.
If your roommate has worse reactions with every passing day, she’s probably allergic. It would be highly unusual if she had symptoms that remained the same the longer she’s exposed to the allergen.
I’ve been a Paramedic 4 years and never heard of that happening.
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