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Fido might protect kids from eczema

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CINNCINATI (KWWL) -- Living with a dog may protect kids from eczema, especially if they have dog allergies.

The study from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center included data on 636 children at high-risk for developing allergies.

Children who tested positive for dog allergies were 4 times more likely to develop the itchy skin condition if they did not own a dog.

Cat ownership did not have the same effect.

Online Anchor: Sunny Layne

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