we (along with our asthma nurse) think our 3 year old has an allergy to cats & dogs. His asthma is usually triggered by colds and viruses however EVERY time we have stayed at either of our parents his nose starts running and he starts coughing all night and his asthma plays up. It then usually lasts a few days after we return home. We have only just this past weekend put 2 & 2 together and realised it was the pets.
Yesterday the asthma nurse said that the best thing is just avoidance but how can we do that? Our parents lives a few hundred miles away and so when we go we stay with them. It's not possible for us to pay to stay in a motel for that many nights (as my nurse suggested). She feels strongly that if he's allergic and his chest gets so bad so quickly we really should take it seriously, which we do. But pretty much everyone in our families have dogs or cats.
I have been looking on the internet and have come across sprays you spray onto the pets, bedding, furnishings and also air purifiers. They all sound good but do they work? We are heading down to stay for one week in June to visit our families again. ANY advice is appreciated. The nurse did say that she's not overly happy about just giving Joel antihistamine through the day (although I can at night) because we aren't just dealing with eyes and nose problems but with his chest which she feels is more worrying as he's so young.
Sorry this is long but really appreciate any advice on air purifiers etc. THANKS.