Mother’s cold could cause asthma in kids

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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 10:22 am | Updated: 10:29 am, Tue Feb 4, 2014.

Mothers who contract many common colds or viral infections during pregnancy put their children at a higher risk of developing asthma.

Researchers from the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology studied 513 pregnant women in Germany, and their 526 children over a five year period. Children were examined at age three months, 12 months, and every year until they were five-years-old. Researchers found the bacteria and allergens mother were exposed to during pregnancy altered the in utero environment, and put children at a higher risk for becoming sensitized.

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