I am an HIV Counselor for a clinic in Los Angeles and I normally post advice in the HIV forum, but I noticed this forum on asthma.
My mother suffers from chronic asthma and she seems to be having a terrible time of it this year, for some reason, but this typically happens to her during the winter months -- even in relatively warm California!!!
But her asthma was worse when she had carpet in the house. I can remember everything she went thru. I took her to the Sansom Clinic in Santa Barbara and they advised us to tear the carpet out as well. Once we did, her asthma subsided quite a bit. When we tore the carpet up, there was an entire layer of dirt underneath it -- yes DIRT! Can you believe that???
I would suggest having the carpet removed and having some area rugs put in for the time being.
I hope your asthma gets better sweety!
Trust me, I have sat in the Emergency Room with my mother enough times to understand the reality of what you're going through...