Treatment is easy enough for this type of dog allergy ..... simply remove the item from your Schnauzer's environment. But that is more easily said than done.
Since your dog can't tell you what's causing the reaction, you will have to try and determine that on your own. Try keeping a journal of your dog's activities. This way when you see your dog scratching excessively you will know what he was doing just prior to the reaction. A bit of detective work on your part will help figure out what item(s) are the culprits.
It seems strange, then, that allergic reactions to corticosteroids actually occur—especially since these medications are used to treat allergic reactions. While severe allergic reactions to corticosteroids are extremely rare, they do in fact occur. Most allergic reactions to corticosteroids are less severe, however, and result from the topical formulations—occurring in up to 6% of people. Allergic reactions to oral or injected formulations are rarer, occurring in less than 1% of people. Causes of allergic reactions to corticosteroids may be due to IgE antibodies , or as a result of delayed-type hypersensitivity reactions caused by T-cells (a type of white blood cell).
When asked what advice she would offer to other dog owners, Catherine suggests that owners never assume that their dog is allergic to just one thing. If the dog has allergies, they are usually allergic to several different elements. She also suggests that if dog owners decide to use Prednisone, they should go with the lowest dosage available and look into giving them milk thistle to prevent against liver damage. Owners should be open to trying new medications and therapies and never give up. It’s important to try everything they can to keep their pup as comfortable as possible.