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My son has seasonal allergies and eczema. We recently got a dog after a few days i had to rush my son to the hospital cause he had trouble breathing. They said he had croup. I as wondering is being around the dog making him get sick. Should I get rid of the dog.
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

An allergy testing may help to confirm this. Otherwise its difficult to say. Consult an allergy specialist. First he may do a blood IgE levels to see if they are raised. Next, he will do skin testing. This test is painless, in which a very small amount of certain allergens are pricked into the surface of the skin. If he has allergies, just a little swelling will occur where the allergen was introduced.  Reactions occur within about 15 minutes.  If needed more sensitive intradermal tests will be used in which a small amount of allergen is injected within the skin.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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