Funny. As a kid we always had dogs, no allergy issues to them at all.
If I even saw a cat while waiting for the bus to go to school, or God forbid, touch one, instant redeye, clogged nasal passages and the need for a bottle of SineAid.
Yes, that’s an allergic reaction, not asthma.
Nothing to do with you, but one time we had a party for our coworkers, and one of the spouses was sitting comfortably in our living room and enjoying herself. About an hour into the conversation, the subject of pets came up, and Hubby mentioned that our cats were upstairs in a bedroom to keep them from getting excited or getting outside. The woman instantly started choking, and she gasped, “You have CATS???” as her eyes watered and turned red. She and her husband beat a path to the door and left the party.
That was psychosomatic if I ever saw it. No one said anything.