Children With Dogs Protected against Eczema and Asthma

Your Health Minute

What do to if you’re allergic to your dog.


In Your Health Minute, Dogs might protect against childhood eczema and asthma.

New research shows babies born to mothers who had a dog during their pregnancy had a lower risk of eczema until the age of 10.

But, dogs had two different effect on children with asthma.

Contact with bacteria that dogs carry protected them against asthma, but, the actual protein that causes dog allergies made symptoms worse.

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