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Can a child get a rash or sickness from pet dogs?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fungus,tick,mite

Dogs can harbor fungal or parasite infections which can be spread to humans.
If there is itchy rash treat child and check dog for rashes.Treat both child and animal to prevent reinfection in child.

In brief: Fungus,tick,mite

Dogs can harbor fungal or parasite infections which can be spread to humans.
If there is itchy rash treat child and check dog for rashes.Treat both child and animal to prevent reinfection in child.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

In addition to info from dr westfried - a child may have an allergy to the dog's dander which could cause rash or illness.

In brief: Yes

In addition to info from dr westfried - a child may have an allergy to the dog's dander which could cause rash or illness.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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