What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

EXPOSURE TO OTHER CHILDREN LINKED TO ASTHMA

     Home  >  Articles  > Health Advice & Tips
by Sara Rivka Davidson

Related:


Children who attend day care or have many siblings may have a lower risk of developing seasonal allergies, but an increased risk of developing asthma, according to the findings of a recent European research study. The new findings are based on interviews with over 18,000 adults between the ages of 22-44, from 36 countries, including the U.S., New Zealand, Australia, and Europe. The researchers concluded that children who were in day care or had numerous siblings were less likely to develop seasonal allergies or hay fever when they got older, even if their parents suffered from seasonal allergies and hay fever. The risk for allergies also declined the more siblings a child had. However, the report also indicates that children with two or more siblings were more likely to have asthma when adults, and children enrolled in day care before age 5 were also more likely to have symptoms of asthma, such as wheezing. The results may be attributed to the fact that exposure to other children and other germs sets up immunity to possible allergens, but increases the exposure to infections of the lower airways and the lungs, leading to asthma, the researchers concluded.

 


Boredom buster

Be a parent in the know
Receive our weekly highlights newsletter · Over 1,000 local activities

More Health Advice & Tips Articles

Three Tips for a Happier Holiday
Hosting the Holidays? Don’t Drive Yourself Crazy
New & Noteworthy-New 'It' Products for Kids & Parents
Fighting Childhood Obesity
Springtime Allergies & Kids

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Health Advice & Tips Sponsors

Stamford Ophthalmology
1351 Washington Blvd
Stamford, CT
203-327-5808
...
BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
421 Fifth Ave. (corner of 8th Street)
Park Slope, NY
718-832-0018
...

Sacred Heart Summer Programs
406 E. 91st St.
New York, NY
212-722-4745 x621
...

Simplicity Yoga Studio
84 Main St
Kings Park, NY
631-546-8894
Simplicity Yoga Studio offers classes for all leve...

LI Beauty MD
25 Main St
Stony Brook, NY
631-751-0542
You deserve to be pampered ? and Long Island Beaut...
See Our Health Advice & Tips Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2015 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE