Posted 3/25/2010 7:26 PM (GMT -6)
Hi, welcome to Healingwell :) First of all, if you can't get rid of the dog, create a "safe" room - preferably your bedroom. Keep the dog out of the room, if you have carpet get rid of it because even if the dog is not in that room, it's dander can still get in there. Remove the curtains and use just blinds, get an air purifier. Your allergy is in overload and right now I doubt allergy shots will be that effective and besides, it takes a long time for allergy shots to even start working. Have your partner bath the dog in an allergy shampoo once every 2 weeks - too many times and the dog can get dry skin. Having pet allergies are rough especially if someone is not willing to give an animal up (yeah I speak from experience because I did the same thing to my husband who is allergic to cats but I kept one anyway!) I hope these tips help and I'm sure more members will chime in with some more advice.
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