Do Our Pets Make My Child's Asthma Worse?

Question: Do our pets make my child's asthma worse?

Answer: Pets will make asthma worse in a child who is allergic to the pets. In general, children who have a tendency to be allergic will become allergic to things the more they are exposed to them. So if your child has allergies, then exposure to the pets may make them become allergic to the pets, and generally, pets in the home should be avoided if they are not there already. But most children who are not allergic to pets do not have a problem having pets in their home.

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