my son has severe hayfever and a low immune sysytem that he has regular check ups for. he has been allergy tested which showed he was allergic to timothy grass and dogs.
now, in desperation for a pet, i bought him 2 guinea pigs which live in a hutch outside. weve had them 4 weeks now.
the day after we got then he was feeling ill with a low grade fever and headche, lasted a few days. since then we have had 3 episodes of eyes itching , throat was itching one night and gone the next day. all last week he was off his food and now, since friday he has had a bit of a temperature. he isnt keen to eat much, but yet he's still kicking his ball around outside!
i just have this feeling that allergens from the hay/guinea pigs are causing all these on/off problems but on the other hand, seeing as he's quite allergic anyway thinking it could be something else or a virus??
its going to be upsetting to re home his guinea pigs, but i feel constantlt worried about him
I don't know if this would help you, but my DH has asthma and DS1 has hayfever. We got a kitten and they both suffered at first, but then I bought an HEPA air purifier on ebay and things have been much better. I can't recommend it enough.