Can Exposure to Animals Reduce the Risk of Asthma?

Exposing your children to animals is not just a good way to make them smile, but can also reduce the risk of asthma and allergies by almost 80 percent, according to a study done by the European Respiratory Society. As children grow up playing with animals, their exposure to germs and microbes on the animal’s fur make it less likely that they’ll have to see an asthma specialist, and more likely that they’ll get to play outside with their pet. Consider exposing your children to furry friends to keep away painful allergy testing and annoying asthma treatments.

Asthma specialists near King of Prussia, Blue Bell, Philadelphia, Pottstown, Collegeville, Doylestown, Jenkintown, or Lansdale offer several treatment options for you and your child. Call Allergy & Asthma Specialists, PC at 1(800)86-COUGH to schedule your appointment.