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Parental Pacifier Suction can lower children's allergy risks

SEATTLE – Some mothers or dads would not like to "clean" their child's nape after it has fallen on the…

SEATTLE – Some mothers or dads would not like to “clean” their child’s nape after it has fallen on the floor by snapping it into their own mouths, while others would be upset by the thought. But the outbreaked parents can only miss an opportunity to help protect their children from developing allergies later in childhood, according to researchers here.

Parental tips suck when associated with lower early IgE production, suggesting increased protection against allergy and allergic asthma, Edward Zoratti, MD, reported by Henry Ford Health System in Detroit and colleagues at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting.

The researchers interviewed more than 1

00 mothers of infants several times over a period of 18 months and asked how they cleaned their child’s pacifier. Of the 74 examined mothers reported that their children used pacifiers, reported only 12% of parental sucking.

“We found that parental suckers were linked to suppressed IgE levels that began about 10 months and continued for 18 months,” said Zoratti. “Further research is needed, but we believe that the effect may be due to the transmission of health-promoting microbes from the mother’s mouth. It is unclear whether the lower IgE production seen among these children continues in recent years.”

Author Elaine Abou-Jaoude, MD, also by Henry Ford, said that exposure to certain microorganisms early in life stimulates the development of the immune system and can protect against allergic diseases later.

The small study is not the first suggest a link between parental symptoms and protection against allergy and asthma. A 2013 study from Sweden also showed lower IgE antibodies to common allergens in infants when parents engaged in practice. The children of nappy parents in that study also had less eczema at the age of 18 years.

“Parental suckers can be an example of how parents can transfer healthy microorganisms to their young children,” she said. “Our study shows a link between parents sucking on their child’s pacifier and children with lower IgE levels, but does not necessarily mean that napping sucks cause lower IgE.”

ACAAI spokesman Neeta Ogden, MD, characterized the findings as “preliminary but exciting. It certainly provides some support for the hygiene hypothesis.” The idea that young children are exposed to a larger variety of microbes are less likely to develop allergies later in life, she told MedPage Today

“Of course, the cohort [of pacifier sucking parents] was very small,” she pointed out.

Of the 128 mothers who completed a 6 month interview, 74 (58%) reported the current use of the pediatric mass. Of these 74, 30 (41%) reported napple cleaning by sterilization, 53 (72%) hand wash of the napped and 9 (12%) reported parent’s napping reported.

Nickspiral sterilization and handwashing were not associated with the serum total IgE pathway. time interaction was detected for pacifier suction ( P = 0.079), indicating that the web form differed between children of nappies and su Going parents without a neck.

The researchers pointed out that the parent’s nap sucks to suppress serum IgE levels beginning about 10 months ( P = 0.048) and continued to deviate through 18 months ( P = 0.014 ).

They concluded that further research is needed to determine whether these differences are due to the transmission of oral microbes, and if allergic disease is at risk later in life.

Ogden said it’s too early to recommend parenting sucking, but she would not discourage parents from doing so, provided the parents are healthy.

“I would not necessarily tell them they would not do it if they did it already or if they wanted to try it unless they were sick,” she said. “I think there may be something there. But it really needs to be more investigation before we can run it.”

2018-11-17T16: 30: 00-0500

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