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Having a dog in the house reduces the risk of eczema and asthma in infants

The results of two studies presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Allergy, asthma and immunology (ACAAI) show that for families with young children there are even greater reasons for love to the dog, writes the journal EurekAlert.

The first study shows that children born to mothers lived during pregnancy in the house with the dog, get extra protection from allergic eczema (10-year age effect fizzles, but in early childhood, usually very noticeable).

The second study shows that the presence of the dog house can help to provide a protective effect against asthma. And this applies even to children who are allergic to dogs. According to scientists, this effect is caused primarily by bacteria, which are carriers of dogs.

In the same publication provides guidance for those who want to keep in the dog house, despite the allergic to these Pets: 1) limit the place of residence of the dog one or more rooms, excluding her stay in your bedroom, 2) after contact with the dog wash your hands with soap, 3) use high-efficient air cleaners, particularly in the bedroom and living room where you spend a lot of time, 4) maintain cleanliness, use high-performance vacuum cleaner, 5) at least once a week wash your dog in the bathroom.

Having a dog in the house reduces the risk of eczema and asthma in infants 29.10.2017

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