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A 48-year-old member asked:

I am allergic to dogs; is it safe for my family to have a dog?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Be careful!: Mild reactions such as nasal congestion can usually be controlled with medication. The concern is that continuous exposure to a pet to which you are allergic leads to complications such as chronic sinusitis, recurrent ear infections, and asthma. These continue to get worse until the dog is removed from the home. If you start to wheeze, it's got to go.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Allergic to dogs but there is a dog in my house. What can I do?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Dog allergy: See an allergist, get tested and see if you are a candidate for allergen immunotherapy, you will become tolerant to your dog and can therefore live with it better.

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