A 37-year-old member asked:
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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not Exactly: What is passed genetically from parent to child is the propensity to develop atopy (such as eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergies) but usually not sensitization to specific allergens which the parent is allergic to. The exception, which is a controversial topic, is drug allergies, but this is usually dependent on metabolism of the drug which is inherited rather than the allergy.
Answered on Mar 1, 2019
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