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|Purred: Sun Aug 23, '09 12:54pm PST |
|Boop has been here for 7 days now. My throat has been sore for 6.
The first night she was here I had a normal allergic reaction of itchy eyes and runny nose. I wasn't shocked, it happens sometimes with my other cat and dog. Before bed, I got into clean clothes, washed up, used a saline nasal rinse and eye drops, and the next day before petting Boop I took an OTC allergy pill.
I didn't have any allergic reaction to her that day, and dismissed my sore throat as being dry. After it didn't go away for 5 days, I thought maybe Boop brought some weird bacteria here with her from the shelter and started taking an antiobiotic that I had from a doctor the last time I had a sinus infection (I told him I didn't need it, he gave it to me anyway, so I saved it for my next sinus infection).
I've now taken 5 pills (it's a take one 3 times daily thing) and the sore throat is still here. Now I'm nervous that it's just an allergic reaction and I shouldn't have started the antibiotics, but I think now that I've started them I have to finish. I think the bottle is a 7 day course.
Today I dusted, vacuumed, and rubbed Boop with a moist cloth that is *supposed* to be an allergen reducer for cat's fur.
I can deal with itchy eyes and runny nose, but this sore throat for a week straight is getting old. It HURTS. Also, I'm a professional singer and I'm scared that having an inflamed throat is going to invite worse things to happen in there. Anyone have any words of wisdom?
Edited to add: I just read the other thread about allergies and it was helpful. But wondering if anyone is aware of a sore throat being the only symptom of an allergy?
Edited by author Sun Aug 23, '09 1:05pm PST