Question regarding kids allergies and pets
SS has had a "dry cough" for two weeks with no other real symptoms. The only other thing he does is "clears his throat" but he has done that for years and i always thought it was more of a nervous habit. Otherwise he has been healthy and acting normal. No one else is sick in the family and he has not been sick in months. We have 2 cats that have lived with us for 3 years and a dog that we got last winter that have never been a issue for him. I know nothing about allergies as i don't have any so hoping someone on her could help me out. I understand kids can develop allergies where they did not have any before so im hoping SS has not become allergic to one or more of our pets over the years. My main question is how long after you remove yourself(SS) from the source(cats) that your allergic to do your symptoms(cough) go away? The reason I'm asking this is SS is only with us half the time then he goes back to his mothers house where there is NO cats and SS still has the cough. SS gets a break from the cats for 3 full days and still no improvement with the cough. BM does have a small dog but its been with her before SS was born and never a problem. Yes BM is bringing SS to the DR next week but in the mean time I'm stressed out as my mother left me the cats when she passed away and I would not want to have to get rid of them unless I had to.