For cat lovers who are also allergic to cats, science has finally found a solution! As reported by Medical News Today, McMaster University researchers have found a cure to cat allergies. Now, cat-allergic cat lovers can own and enjoy the company of a feline friend without suffering through watery eyes, itchy noses and, fits of sneezing.
The medication has already gone through its second phase of clinical trials, achieving remarkable results. These results were presented at the annual American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology meeting in San Antonio, Texas on Sunday. Mark Larché, professor of medicine at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine reported that test subjects who were given four doses of the allergy medication had significantly reduced allergy symptoms when exposed to feline allergens, even two years later. This suggests that the medication could give cat owners up to two years of cat allergy symptom relief with only four doses of the treatment as opposed to having to take allergy medication every day.
Scientists discovered the key to this vaccine while deconstructing cat dander, which is the cause of cat allergies. This information allowed them to utilize an amino acid code which activates T-cells in the immune system that will attack cat allergies. This vaccine should be available to the public in two years if tests continue to show positive results.