dogs.

@xXmeganxX (4423)
February 18, 2007 7:11pm CST
hey there, im allergic to dogs, i don't know if i was diagnosed with this allergy at birth but what i want to know is will i be allergic to cats and dogs for the rest of my life??? it's horrible because if a dog or cat comes anywhere near me, i start sneezing, coughing, my eyes fill up like red lumps and my skin gets so itchy. :( thanks in advance.
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@tsgirl01 (900)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I am allergic to dogs and cats too but I have 2 cats. I used to cough and sneeze and all but after a while I get immune and the dander does not bother me. Now, when I visit my friend in Florida, her cats and dog make me feel awful for the first few days and I have to take allergy medicine. After having been around them steadily for a few days, I am ok. Some people are more allergic than others. Hope you get better with the allergies. Do you want a pet are were you just curious about others' allergies? Feel better...
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@xXmeganxX (4423)
19 Feb 07
imt hinking of getting a small dog for my child when she's a bit older, that's why u put this discussion up to see if there is any remedies out there to stop the sneezing and so on! it's not nice sneezing all the time because it makes me feel tired too, lol! i can't even touch any dog at the minute neither so im going to see if my doctor can prescribe me anything to solve this problem! thanks alot for responding and sharing with me, rated yu a +.
@tsgirl01 (900)
• United States
20 Feb 07
Hi there, Thanks for responding and rating me. I hope that you find a nice cure for your allergies so that you can enjoy having a dog for your child soon. Hope to join more of your discussions! Take care!
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@xXmeganxX (4423)
21 Feb 07
hey thanks for your kind words. :)
@marlyse (1056)
• Switzerland
19 Feb 07
awwwww im sorry to her it. i was allegic too, but i love the pets to much so i decided to annoy my doc till he did a allergic test with me, then he gave me pills, with low doses of the substances which caused the allergie. after some months i was used to it and im immune now. maybe you can try it too
@xXmeganxX (4423)
19 Feb 07
hey marlyse, good idea, im going to consult my doc and let him know, maybe he can give me something for it! that's okay, it's just it annoys me because all i do is 'achoo' lol! thanks alot for responding with your idea, rated +.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 07
Oh no Meg that is terrible. And yes I think you will be. Can the Doctor not give you anything for that sort of thing, I love my Dog and Cats and I would be devasted if I could not have a Dog. Oh dear I am so sorry and I think you will be stuck with that for the rest of your Life. Hugs to you
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@xXmeganxX (4423)
19 Feb 07
hey gabs, thanks for the huggles..hehe! ive been like this all through my teens and younger, i think i might of been diagnosed with this allergy at birth! im allergic to cats, dogs, dust and pollen, it's a nuisance to be honest because anytime when im around them or it's summer i have big red eyes and look like im crying, lol. that's another reason i have to clean the house everyday because im also allergic to dust too! ahh oh well but i like dogs, lol! i asked the doc ages ago and they told me they couldn't give me anything for it, maybe i should go back and ask again! thanks alot for the tip and thanks for responding, rated you a huge +..hehe! :o)
@shambuca (2560)
• United States
21 Feb 07
it's possible- i had food allergies as a kid and grew out of them as a teen, but aiborn allergies started in my 20's and i still have them at 42. If you have health ins you can ask your dr for a spray or pill that is fast acting that would help you in those situations.
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@xXmeganxX (4423)
22 Feb 07
thanks for advising me, yes i shall ask him about this next time i see him, cheers! :)
@krebstar5 (1267)
• United States
19 Feb 07
Usually it's the dander that people are allergic to. The good news if that there are several breeds of dogs that are dander free. If you look up "hypoallergenic dog breeds" on www.wikipedia.com, you will find a list of dogs that are said to cause fewer reactions in allergy suffferers. Please note the word here is "fewer" and not none. Another thing to think about is where the dog had been. For years I thought I was allergic to dogs because I would have a sneezing fit everytime I was around a friends dog. It turns out that the dog spent most of it's time outside and rolled in the grass a lot. I am very allergic to grass and pollen. If the dog is groomed on a regular basis, I am fine. My mother also suffered from dog allergies as a kid. Thankfully she outgrew it as an adult and also because her family got a pet dog. Being exposed to it helped her body get used to fighting against it. If hypoallergenic dogs are still too much for you, I would talk to my doctor about getting allergy shots. Allergy shots can be unpleasant because like vaccines, they will actually inject you with the thing you are allergic to. The good news is that over time they will help to boost your immune system to be more effective when when fighting off allergic reactions. I really hope you can find something that will work for you because dogs are really great pets.
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@xXmeganxX (4423)
19 Feb 07
wow, thanks for the info and the link, i shall check it out, im allergic to pollen too, it's a nuisance, i have to take hayfever tablets everyday in the summer because i sneeze that much, it looks like im crying, same when im around dogs too! thanks alot for responding, rated +.
@lols189 (4798)
19 Feb 07
well i am allergic to cats and dogs too but dont forget it can also be the pollen in the air too.
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@xXmeganxX (4423)
19 Feb 07
yes we know you are too lols and yes pollen too ahh! rated +.
@ky1119 (701)
• United States
19 Feb 07
Have you ever been around a poodle? Poodles have hair and not fur, so a lot of people with allergies have them. That's the reasoning behind the "whatever-a-poo" dogs that are being bred these days.
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@xXmeganxX (4423)
19 Feb 07
hey there, thanks for your quick response, yes ive been around any dog you can think of and i still sneeze and so on! it's so annoying! thanks for responding! :O)
@wmg2006 (5386)
• United States
19 Feb 07
It is usually the dander you are allergic to. You can always take an allergy pill before being around them, then you can enjoy them for hours. Most of the time you will not outgrow or overcome an allergy like this.
@xXmeganxX (4423)
19 Feb 07
hey wmg where could i get them from? i haven't ever heard of allergy pills to be honest! thanks for the advice and thanks for responding, rated +.