This morning I was laying with my newest cat, petting him, and he likes to knead and all bite at me while I pet him (I think for him it's affection). A few minutes later when I got up, I was itchy in two places. On my arm where his nails had kneaded, and on my hand where he nibbled at me. Both areas had bumps on them too. After about an hour, it went away.
This has happened before... recently I've been having bouts of itching randomly, then bumps appear, then go away within hours. Never been able to pinpoint what I could be having a reaction too, and I'm not even sure it's always been the cat... but this time it definitely was.
WTF - why would I NOW develop an allergy at 41 years old?
FYI - this is a long haired cat and the only one I've ever owned - but I assume his nails and mouth have nothing to do with his coat... ???
Some cats tend to be more allergenic than others. Surprisingly some of the long haired breeds are less allergenic than short haired breeds, it's not the hair that you are allergic to, it is actually the proteins in their saliva, so yah, when he nibbles you, you would react more.
So stop him from nibbling, and bath him frequently would be the first line of defense.
hahahahahahahahaha oh you must be kidding!!
This cat is EVIL. He fell into my bath once, and needless to say it suddenly was like there was a tornado in that bathroom.
There will be no baths!
My evil cat now, actually enjoys a warm bath, she gets really sleepy, it's actually fun, and my daughter bathes her about once a month.
I have 4 cats - and they all have differently personalities - for whatever reason, Beaches is the only one I seem to react to that way.
As for bathing, the only one that really needs/gets a bath is Felicia, my 6 yr old giant all black cat. Her fur is like extra dense (all of them are short haired) and she has ALOT of dander. I really expected bathing her to put me in the hospital - but she was surprisingly calm about it once she was in and wet. I did get the death glare for a few hours, but she seemed fine with it after that.
But he said he has never smelt anything from the litter pans...I have 5 cats and if I was to become allergic, I would say God had to be having a good laugh...I have had cats all my life. The most was 11, 2 mama's and their babies...That has been years ago...I am the person everyone who has to get rid of their cat tends to want me to have them...All of mine are rescues...
I would have to take meds for allergies because I will always have my furbabies....
Also you said it was where his little nails had kneaded on you, so it could be irritation for your skin being broken by dirty claws. Was he in the litter box right before your little snuggle session? It's possible it was infection, not allergens that was irritating you.