1 doctor weighed in:

Why are pollen allergy and general allergies on the increase?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Genetic & Environmen

Both genetic and environmental factors play a role.
The chances of developing allergic disease is higher if one parent has an atopic condition, and higher if both parents are atopic. Then in the environment "cleanliness" propegates the immune system towards the allergic phenotype.

In brief: Genetic & Environmen

Both genetic and environmental factors play a role.
The chances of developing allergic disease is higher if one parent has an atopic condition, and higher if both parents are atopic. Then in the environment "cleanliness" propegates the immune system towards the allergic phenotype.
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
48 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available