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Will my kids be affected like me because of allergies?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Potentially
The risk of allergic disease in the general population is about 20%.
This increases to 50% if one parent is allergic, and 70-80% if both parents are allergic. Early allergy symptoms such as sneezing can be treated with over-the-counter antihistamines, but if there is nasal congestion causing mouth breathing at night, or coughing with exertion or laughing, see an allergist.

In brief: Potentially
The risk of allergic disease in the general population is about 20%.
This increases to 50% if one parent is allergic, and 70-80% if both parents are allergic. Early allergy symptoms such as sneezing can be treated with over-the-counter antihistamines, but if there is nasal congestion causing mouth breathing at night, or coughing with exertion or laughing, see an allergist.
Dr. Gary Steven
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