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Old 03-16-2013, 04:54 AM   #1
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OK, some may think I'm crazy...

But I'm looking for some advice. My son and my fiance have awful allergies. This post is about my fiance. I mention my son because his allergies include dust and mold and he is very well controlled on flovent daily and very rarely needs his alburterol.

We got a dog a couple of months ago and we are now realizing that my fiance is having a reaction to him....the nasal reaction we have been able to fix with standard allergy meds.....however he is have an allergy induced asthma reaction as well. Now to us, getting rid of our dog at this point is a last resort. We are headed to the dr next week to see if we can get him on a long acting inhaler like Flovent or Advair....does anyone have experience with this at all? Could this type of medication work as well for pet allergy as it does for my son with his severe dust allergy? Obviously my fiances health is our #1 concern and if the need arrises we will look into rehoming but we want to try other options first and I'm just looking for some opinions. Do you think we are wasting our time?!

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Old 03-16-2013, 05:10 AM   #2
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Re: OK, some may think I'm crazy....

It could help. Full allergy and asthma testing with proper meds is the only way to find out. Allergy shots may also be needed.

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Re: OK, some may think I'm crazy...

I successfully live with 2 animals that I am allergic to with the help of Flovent, Allegra and Singulair. He will probably develop a better tolerance to the dog over time. After the first year it gets easier for me, but I still have to take daily meds.

Old 03-27-2013, 03:47 AM   #4
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Re: OK, some may think I'm crazy...

Try changing the dogs food to a good quality grain free kibble or better yet a raw food diet. It worked for my husband, he is severely allergic to dogs (asthma, itchy eyes, etc) 3 years ago we brought home our JRT and he reacted bad on the way home...within 1 week of raw food he is fine, we now have 3 dogs. He still has to use his puffer every now and then but it could also be from dust.

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