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Can a latex allergy be hereditary?

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Dr. David Rosenthal answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Not really: Having a high likelyhood of being allergic to different things is hereditary, but the specific thing (allergen) you are allergic to (cats, dogs, latex, penicillin...) is not transmitted. So, if a family member has latex allergy, you have a higher chance of being allergic in general, but not specifically to latex.

Answered 9/26/2018

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