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I think I’m allergic to my new puppy. What can I do?

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I think I’m allergic to my new puppy. What can I do ?
Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No doctor yet. I tried loratadine but it hasn’t worked
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No

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What symptoms are you suffering?

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Runny nose sneezing bloodshot eyes and scratchy throat
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I have tried loratadine without any effect

Thanks for the details

These seems like allergic symptoms

You should take Cetrizine for a week

If it does not get better than you will need a short course of steroid

If it does not settle than you might have to think of moving away from the puppy

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok. I had loratadine this morning at 6am. Will I be ok to take a certrizine now?

It is better to start from tomorrow but if the symptoms are severe you can take one

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thanks. One more question if a course of steroids don’t ease symptoms are allergy injections an option? Thanks.

Yes they can be tried but if the allergen is the puppy unless you go away from that the problem will persist

You are welcome

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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