Teebs has had minor problems with itching since he was around 9 months old. It's mainly been his ears, although they have always been clean and he's never had mites. He's had steroids in the past due to scratching under his arm pits, runny eyes and whenever you touch his head he literally lowers it to the floor - he's always done this. He has been having one 4mgs Piriton twice daily but it hasn't stopped his itching entirely. Rosie decided she'd had enough and took him to see Van four days ago. He's had bloods taken which have been sent to Belgium to find out the allergen causing his probs. Results came back today - he isn't allergic to wheat, grains, tree's, grass, amongst other things but he is allergic to mites and mould. Van phoned Rosie to see if she wanted the mites properly identified so as a serum can be made to see if he can be desensitised, because it's an added £107. He's insured and so it's going ahead. The serum is made in Belgium too. Rosie will then inject him once a month to see how he responds, Van said many of their clients choose to do it at home. So we are waiting for the mite identification, Van thinks it will be dust mites and said most cases they deal with are, Teebs sleeps on Rosie's bed too so is surrounded by them, lol. In the meantime he's been taking Atopica 50mgs, one a day and in just Four days his head lowering has completely stopped, we can stroke his head and he just sits there, absolutely brilliant! Just wanted to put up this thread in case anyone else has a similar problem and may like to try Atopica. It's not cheap and costs £105 for 30 tablets but I cannot believe how quickly it's worked. If the serum doesn't desensitise him at least we know we an carry on with this drug, seeing him stroked on the head and react like one of the other dogs is just fantastic. :thumbup: Anyone else tried Atopica?