In the journals by Murray Grossan MD Children with allergies such as dermatitis, asthma, rhinitis and causes such as tobacco smoke, pet dander and dust mite allergens by Murray Grossan, M.D.

March Issue of Allergy by Dr. Dan Gustafsson

Dr. Gustafsson's study showed children with atopic dermatitis often improved by the time they reached age 7 years old. However, about half developed asthma and allergic rhinitis. About 20% of the children with childhood eczema did not develop asthma or nasal allergy. Dr Grossan points to the importance of maintaining a dust proof bedroom for the atopic eczema child, not having a cat or dog, and a non smoking home environment.

In the March issue of Epidemiology

Dr. Anne-Louise Ponsonby found that Infants exposed to tobacco smoke or home gas heating have a higher risk of developing asthma. The worst situation was if there were two smokers in the infant's room accompanied by a gas heater and poor ventilation. Dr Grossan also adds that keeping cats and dogs out of the bedroom is important as well as controlling the dust mite population. In his opinion dust proofing an infant's bedroom should be mandatory.