Hi all, just wondering if anyone has experience of pet allergies affecting asthma.
I have grown up with pet dogs, and at the beginning of January decided to get my own. Unfortunately since then my asthma has gone from being well controlled to very much not. Some days are better and i feel like i'm improving, then the next day i feel awful again. She doesn't make me itchy or sneezy though. I have bought allergy lotions for fur, sprays for the room, and an air pirifier with a HEPA filter, none of which are helping, but at least i know i've tried.
To make sure it is the dog that's the problem, she is going to live with my mother in law for a while to see if my symptoms improve, although i'm not sure how long that should take?
I feel awful about the whole situation, although i know it's not my fault. Everyone has fallen in love with her, and will be devastated to see her go. We know my health come first though.
Just wondering if anyone has managed to successfully live with a pet that they are allergic to, and if there are any other things i could put in place or tips to help with it? Or is she just going to have to go?