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My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

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Dr. Douglas Berson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Food testing

Food allergies can be frightening but there is no reason to test the children if they have not had reactions.
Always be cautious when introducing a new food to an allergic child.

In brief: Food testing

Food allergies can be frightening but there is no reason to test the children if they have not had reactions.
Always be cautious when introducing a new food to an allergic child.
Dr. Douglas Berson
Dr. Douglas Berson
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Hypersensitivity to nuts or fish is not a hereditary condition.

In brief: No

Hypersensitivity to nuts or fish is not a hereditary condition.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: No

You can inherit the tendency to develop allergies over your lifetime but not the allergies of your parents.
The development actually requires a reaction by the immune system to an exposure before it happens.

In brief: No

You can inherit the tendency to develop allergies over your lifetime but not the allergies of your parents.
The development actually requires a reaction by the immune system to an exposure before it happens.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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