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    I personally would get rid of the dog, as hard as it may be.
    My son would come first and eczema is awful and i couldnt see him uncomfortable when there was a solution.
    Could your mum have your dog for a few more weeks while you investigate if it really is the dog?

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    Id be having a few more trials with the dog away to see if the reaction is the same just to be sure its the dog causing the flare ups before doing anything permanent

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaandaw View Post
    Where did you go on holiday? Was it somewhere humid? Are you sure it was the Dog? I have dreadful eczema, and living in Canberra, (dry climate), whenever I go up north for a holiday if clears up beautifully. The humidity really helps, so maybe it was your holiday, not the dog, (but then again, I have no idea where you live or where you went!!!). Has your doctor spoken to you about Elidel? It's a non steroid cream which clears up my eczema really well, and it doesn't come back worse like steroid creams make it.
    My brother has eczema and when we moved from Sydney to Darwin, when he was 9, it improved a lot. I can remember Mum slathering him in cream and wrapping him in glad wrap, as well as tying gloves on his hands to stop him from scratching. It wasn't necessary after the move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelis13 View Post
    Have you tried giving your son a anti histamine like. Zertec my DD get ezcema bad with an unknown cause the steroids dot clear her just lighten it sometimes I too have tried everything I found cocobutter the plamers one that smells chocolatey works wonders and isn't bad for her skin

    If i was in your position it would be and unfortunate but obvious solution but maybe reach out to family and friends see if anyone would want the dog 1st
    I gave him some anti-hist last night to calm everything down. I have tried so many lotions and potions on him (including palmers) nothing works except steroid cream. Although I don't want to be giving him anti-hist and steroids for the next few years, gaud this is so hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by mim1 View Post
    Is the dog an inside dog? Can you make your dog an outside dog? Although I know with your dog's issues, this could be difficult. I'm somewhat allergic to dogs & very allergic to cats, but if I take zyrtec and the animal is not close by (eg. outside) I'm ok. I grew up with dogs without any major problems.
    Dog is outside 99% if the time, trouble is Ds is too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smartiecat View Post
    I know it's hard but your kids always have to come first.

    Before I got rid of the dog I would try a few more stays at your mims to see of it comes and goes.
    Great advice, i will see if mum can have him a few more times and see what happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaandaw View Post
    Where did you go on holiday? Was it somewhere humid? Are you sure it was the Dog? I have dreadful eczema, and living in Canberra, (dry climate), whenever I go up north for a holiday if clears up beautifully. The humidity really helps, so maybe it was your holiday, not the dog, (but then again, I have no idea where you live or where you went!!!). Has your doctor spoken to you about Elidel? It's a non steroid cream which clears up my eczema really well, and it doesn't come back worse like steroid creams make it.
    We only went 3hrs from home so no major change in the weather. I haven't heard of elidel, will check that out. Thks

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    Quote Originally Posted by TU4 View Post
    Have you had your son allergy tested for dogs? I don't think I could make such a big decision in good conscience unless I had this sort of hard evidence.
    He came up positive to dog dander in his tests, but not as much as his other allergens. I have had him on an exclusion diet since knowing his food allergies, but i didn't think the dog was a big deal because it was so much less than the other allergens. i am confident that its the dog, although i wish i wasnt.

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    If that was my I couldn't get rid of my dog. I just couldn't my dog is exactly the same as my children and I honestly couldn't do it. I would keep them seperated as much as possible but i couldn't put my dog down. sorry i know that your children come first of course they do but it's your dogs life it's not its fault that your child is allergic to it. if my kids were allergic to their dad i couldn't just put him down. I am probably going to get slammed for this post but i don't care i honestly love my dog just like i love my kids

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    Thanks for all the advice, no decision has been made yet. I will try a few more times with dog at mums but i am quite confident its the dog, but like pp said i want to make damn sure before we make any decisions.

    I hate this, i love my dog, but i love my son more and i cant bear to the thought of having to drug him up just to be comfortable in his own skin. He has already told me that he doesn't like his skin and wants to scratch it off - he was just over 2 when he told me that

    Sorry about all the quotes replies i dont know how to multi quote on my phone.


 

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