U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 33-year-old member asked:

can you tell me if allergies cause or inherited or what?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Allergy is inherited: The tendency to develop allergy is inherited. Therefore, children of allergic parents are likely to develop allergies as well. Still, it is not 100% and feeding during infancy and exposures to the outside, viral infections and other factors contribute to the severity of allergic symptoms.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A member asked:

Can forced air heaters trigger allergies?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: Many people who have allergies are allergic to house dust. Running the forced hot air can circulate this in the house. Using a good filter in the heating system and using an air purifier in the child's room might help reduce some of the exposure.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How can I discover my allergies?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Testing: By skin or serum testing which is consistent with your clinical history.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can an air purifier help with my allergies?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 35 years experience
Yes: Yes, a hepa ( high efficiency particulate) air filter can help remove allergens from inside your home.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are so-called cross allergies?

2 doctor answers23 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 32 years experience
Cross reactive?: I think what you are asking is what are so-called cross-reactive allergies. Plants in similar families can show cross reactivtiy. This is true of trees such as cottonwood, aspen, and poplar. Many of the so-called "northern pasture grasses" (grasses found in north america) also show cross reactivity - that is, if you are allergic to one species, you are probably allergic to other related species.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the chances of having an antiretroviral allergy?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Reaction to HIV meds: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/management_of_hiv/aids#adverse_effects "allergy" is probably not the best word to use when describing reactions to medications. There are lots of side effects that are typical and common with medications for hiv. They are catalogued in the article above. Sometimes true allergies to these meds do occur. Best to google the individual medication to learn about its issues.

Related questions

A 46-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 35-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 31-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 32-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Nov 25, 2013

People also asked

Related topics

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.