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    So we've had Kimbo since June. He is now almost 9 months. Recently, my husband and I have been experiencing symptoms that include: sneezing uncontrollably, itchy skin, watery eyes, and stuffy noses. These symptoms attack hard whenever we play or handle Kimbo. I always keep our place clean. I vaccuum, dust, wipe, sanitize, etc, on a regular basis. A few days ago, we were playing with him and we both started getting red bumps on our hands where his saliva had touched us. When he sheds is when the sneeze attacks starts, followed by the rest of the other allergy symptoms. As much as I want to have him start staying in the bedroom with us, its not possible since my husband has asthma and with these recent allergy attacks, we can't have him in there. As soon as we're done playing with him we wash our hands right away. Sometimes I have to take an extra shower because I get so itchy. We've taken allergy meds including Claritin, Zyrtec, Benadryl, and a few others. Its gotten pretty bad to the point where we keep him in the kitchen only since the rest of our home has carpet.

    Giving him away IS NOT AN OPTION. I did some research and know that many people experience allergic reactions like this due to the dander and saliva of their dogs. Many recommend an air filter for the bedroom, which I will be looking into.

    I wanted to ask here because its specific to Kimbo's breed. Can anyone help or offer suggestions? It breaks my heart that I have to keep him in the kitchen all the time, sometimes in his kennel Its even harder that I cant keep him in the living room too long especially since he's now able to stay more calm there (update from previous post). I want to make it comfortable for all three of us. I love him so much!

    Thank you!

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    You can talk to an allergist about it. When my brother was younger he was allergic to EVERYTHING and he went once a week to get shots to help his allergic response...he's now a fully functioning adult with minimal allergies. I'm not sure if age is a factor though, he may have "grown out of" the allergies..but it doesn't hurt to ask someone

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    ON NO!! That is darn near heart breaking for you... I hope there is something you can do medically to help so you can enjoy him more. I have no insight, but wanted to wish you the best in finding a solution to help you live in the same room as you bully baby!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    You can talk to an allergist about it. When my brother was younger he was allergic to EVERYTHING and he went once a week to get shots to help his allergic response...he's now a fully functioning adult with minimal allergies. I'm not sure if age is a factor though, he may have "grown out of" the allergies..but it doesn't hurt to ask someone
    Thank you for your response. I am also looking into that, was looking for some other types of suggestions as well. I heard those shots can be quite expensive too...Needig maybe 1 or 2 shots a month..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    ON NO!! That is darn near heart breaking for you... I hope there is something you can do medically to help so you can enjoy him more. I have no insight, but wanted to wish you the best in finding a solution to help you live in the same room as you bully baby!
    Thank you so much for your support! I really hope I find a solution soon! I feel so distant from him And I know he feels it too..

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    I would definitely go see an allergist, hopefully you guys will build up a tolerance to him and it will pass

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baconator View Post
    I would definitely go see an allergist, hopefully you guys will build up a tolerance to him and it will pass
    I concur. Especially since you are both having reactions. Maybe it is something else that is causing it. *fingers crossed*
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    I have allergies to dander also but I can't live life without having dogs in it!! With my babies I brush them daily I've started using one of those rubber brushes mine is by Oster and its called a Rush Brush, you can use it for daily brushing and at bath time to remove dead hair and dander, it works great! I also do a daily wipe down with dog wipes the ones I have right now are by Top Dog but along with their daily fold cleaning I wipe them from head to toes with the wipes just to remove anything the brushing left behind and it has helped a lot with my allergy symptoms ... sounds like you are having pretty harsh reactions so I would suggest getting gloves and wearing long sleeve shirts when you are loving on your baby then change your shirt and take off the gloves until things get better under control. hope it gets better soon.
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    I'm allergic to mine also but I only get hives on my arms so I just wear a long sleeve shirt when I ply with him. I also have to wash my arms and hands after I play with him. But thankfully my husband isn't as bad! I guess it kinda sux to change clothes but its just a suggestion till u see an allergist

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    Hope an allergist can help you through this, so you can keep your baby.
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    YIKES! How awful. Hopefully you will build up a resistance and the severe reactions will cease. Were you raised with dogs, or in a dog free home?

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    My granddaughter had much the same reactions. She would get bumps, her eyes would water and her nose would get stuffy. She has dogs of her own and I couldn't believe she was allergic to Jake! we just made sure she washed her hands and kept a cool wet washcloth at hand to put on her itchy eyes. The good news is..she has built up a resistance and being around Jake no longer bothers her. I so hope you can find the solution...

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