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Just got a puppy. Puppy allergy question. We live in a one

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Just got a puppy. Puppy allergy question.
We live in a one bedroom apartment. There are 3 air conditioning units. In the middle of the night I begin to have coughing fits. It may be because of the dander. I truly don't want to get rid of the dog. Are there ways to keep her and get a decent nights sleep?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 7 months ago.

Hello this is Dr. Salama MD,

I would recommend taking claritin 10mg daily and if that doesn't fully control your symptoms then you can use flonase 2 sprays in each nostril daily.

Both of those medications are over the counter and are the preferred treatments for allergies.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

If not, please don't forget to leave a positive rating as that's the only way I get credit for answering your question.

Thank you!

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Would I have to take these pills forever?
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 7 months ago.

It depends on the severity and duration of the allergy.

Some people grow out of their allergies and some people become desensitized to the allergy and do not need it any more.

The best way to find out would be to have skin allergy testing done by a specialist.

Expert:  Michael Salama replied 7 months ago.

Is there anything else I can help you with today?