Early exposure to dogs may cut eczema rates in children, study finds

10/14/2010 | Reuters

A new study suggests that allergy-prone children who live in a home with a family dog beginning in infancy may be less likely to contract eczema. The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, also found that eczema numbers may rise in children with a specific sensitivity to cat allergen whose homes contain a family feline. The research adds to the often-confusing area of study of pets and childhood allergies.

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