Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Are Antihistamines Safe for Treating Pet Allergies?

By    |   Tuesday, 13 August 2013 06:46 PM

Question: My grandson is allergic to cats, so when he comes to visit me he takes Zyrtec so he doesn’t have an allergic reaction to my cat. Is there any danger to doing that?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
Finally, someone who uses my favorite antihistamine sensibly. Yes, I agree with this regimen and want to congratulate your grandson for his sensible use of Zyrtec.
If he is very reactive, you might suggest a desensitization series of tests with an allergist also.  

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Antihistamines are safe to use for pet allergies, but are not the only option.
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