Posted on Jan 02, 2008 | Comments 0
According to the new study, exposing to cigarette smoke may increase the risk of allergies in infants.
Experts reveal that, exposure to secondhand smoke either prenatally or in early life can increase the risk of asthma symptoms in child. Due to the secondhand smoke, your child is at a higher risk to indoor allergens such as cat dander and dust mites.
In younger children, secondhand smoke triggers inflammation in the airway lining, which again sensitize them to allergy-triggering substances.
Infants who had been exposed to secondhand smoke at the age of 2 months were 28% more likely to grow antibodies to either an indoor air allergen or a food allergen.
Finally, the study reveals that due to the early damage to the mucous membranes lining the airways may make the children more sensitive to allergens.
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