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Help my son is allergic to our new puppy.

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Hello everyone,
i have just joined this wonderful forum in hope to get a bit if advice on allergies to dogs.I brought a puppy 3 weeks ago,a pedigree black labrador who is 12 weeks old now.Everything was going fine until last week my 5 year old son developed a dry excema type rash on his back and shoulder but no other symptoms.I took him to my gp who ordered some skin prick tests and this confirmed that my son has a mild allergic reaction to dogs.We desperately dont want to get rid of our puppy and i have been advised to buy hepa air purifers and a product called biolife petal clense and home clense that proclaims to reduce the allergens on our puppy by 90%.Also i have brought 2 doggy gates so the puppy cannot play in my sons bedroom or playroom,plus i have stripped all the bedding and cleaned all rooms throughly whilst hoovering twice a day to.Hopefully this will all help but im wondering if anyone else has a child that is allergic to dogs as any advice or further information on treatments ect would be fantastic.
Thankyou so much x
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I have bad allergies and somethings I do around the house helps a lot. You might want to look into one of those roomba vacuum cleaners that cleans on it's own. Nobody has time to clean 1 hour, but a machine does, so I've noticed better air quality.
And you said you don't let the pet in the kids bedroom, which is good, but a good air purification system in the bedroom would probably help a lot. We spend more time in our beds than any other place or room, since we're there almost 60 hours per day.
I would also use a larger air filter with a high merv rating, which should help as well.

Most people aren't allergic to the shedding of animals from my understanding it's the dander and saliva and I just saw some product on amazon that claims to reduce dander by 71%, which seems pretty amazing.
A friend of mine was having a lot of allergies with his dog and it was so bad he was considering getting rid of his family pet, but started to give the dog fish oil in his food and my friend swears by it that he doesn't have the bad allergies he once had.
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