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A 19-year-old female asked:

Is a person likely to develop asthma if he/she is suffering from allergic rhinitis (no family history)?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes, atopic march: The "atopic march" is the progression of allergic disorders usually starting with eczema and food allergies in infants, that progresses to allergic rhinitis and then asthma. Even without a family history, risk is increased.

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Last updated Jun 8, 2014

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