Recent studies have indicated that humans who are exposed to cats or dogs within the first year of their lives develop few animal allergies, while most adults who are allergic to animals did not have a cat or a dog as a pet in childhood.
Rude1_247 said:you can go for an allergy test, which tests you against a bunch of the most common allergens. Essentially, they prick your arm with about 20 different allergen-tipped pins, and look for which ones have a reaction. It's medical science at it's most awesome*.
madnezz said:where do you go for this kind of thing?
erikwh said:skin tests are useless... I got the smorgasbord of allergens when I got a skin test at St. Michael's hospital. Apparently I was more allergic to Oranges than to peanuts (which were nearly fatal when I was a kid). I am definately still allergic to some cats, and even my dog sometimes gives me the sneezes if I play with him too much.
If you can find someone with the same breed of cat, then just hang out at their place for 3 or 4 hours.. If you aren't sneezing and watered up by then you will probably be ok (at least thats what ive found)