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I am trying to figure this out as I only hold our cat for a second and only pet him when he is next to me and when I get around this family member who is having a allergy reaction along with being having severe sinus issues when they were near these things that got cat hair on them.
My son holds the cat all the time like nearly all day long and he is around them after holding the cat but they don't have any reaction allergy wise or saying he has cat smell on him and he even sits next to them.
So what gives ?
How could it be possible for me to have more cat hair on me than my own son when he holds the cat more than I do.
I think it probably isn't the cat and something else that you have on you. A lotion or perfume, your shampoo, type of make up, really it could be anything. If they are allergic to your cat, they will be allergic whether the hair is coming from you or your son. So, it leads me to believe that maybe it is something else that is on you that you simply may not be aware of and maybe they don't even know they're allergic to it.
Or maybe since you're an adult and at eye level with them they're exposed to the hair that is on you more. I know most kids tend to go off and play and not spend a lot of time around the adults, so maybe it's a proximity issue...they're closer to you than him.
I asked this person when they are around him and this person goes maybe its because you put fur free clothes on him that isn't always the case because you can put clean clothes on then say Don't hold the cat which more likely the cat gets held. The only time cat free clothes wear stuff out of dryer and get dressed 5 minutes before this person comes here but they say the cat is around your house so it must be your shoes/boots so then I go my son coat,shoes and boots are in the house so then why don't you get the same reaction as you do with me even when I'm wearing clothes that came out of the laundry. She goes maybe since your bigger that proably means you have an ability to get more cat hair that is flying around to stick to you.