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Can my bee allergy be passed to my kids?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not at all likely

Parents who are allergic can pass on the tendency to make allergic antibodies (ige) but not allergies to specific substances, e, g.
Foods, medications, bee venom, etc. Studies show that allergy to bee venom is not more common in individuals who have pollen or other inhalant allergies.

In brief: Not at all likely

Parents who are allergic can pass on the tendency to make allergic antibodies (ige) but not allergies to specific substances, e, g.
Foods, medications, bee venom, etc. Studies show that allergy to bee venom is not more common in individuals who have pollen or other inhalant allergies.
Dr. Martin Ostro
Dr. Martin Ostro
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Dr. Justin Greiwe
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No Correlation

Prevalence of severe allergic reactions in adults is around 2-3%.
There is no correlation with positive family history and no clear association with other allergies (like hayfever). Males are twice as commonly affected as females.

In brief: No Correlation

Prevalence of severe allergic reactions in adults is around 2-3%.
There is no correlation with positive family history and no clear association with other allergies (like hayfever). Males are twice as commonly affected as females.
Dr. Justin Greiwe
Dr. Justin Greiwe
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Bee sting allergy is not heritable.

In brief: No

Bee sting allergy is not heritable.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics

In brief: No

While a tendency to allergies can be passed through different generations, specific allergies, such as to bees, are not passed on.
To become allergic to something, you need to have repeated exposures to that material.

In brief: No

While a tendency to allergies can be passed through different generations, specific allergies, such as to bees, are not passed on.
To become allergic to something, you need to have repeated exposures to that material.
Dr. Mark Patterson
Dr. Mark Patterson
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Dr. Mark Patterson
You're welcome. Please avoid bees!
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