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Are allergies inherited?
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Dr. Stephen Kimura
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
11 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
Yes, we do see allergies in families.
Your risk of allergies increases if one parent has allergies, and is even higher if both parents suffer from allergies. Interestingly, we are seeing that exposure to allergens may also play a part in the development of allergies in children. Rural areas, with high levels of plant and animal allergens, actually have lower levels of allergic disease in kids.

In brief: Yes.
Yes, we do see allergies in families.
Your risk of allergies increases if one parent has allergies, and is even higher if both parents suffer from allergies. Interestingly, we are seeing that exposure to allergens may also play a part in the development of allergies in children. Rural areas, with high levels of plant and animal allergens, actually have lower levels of allergic disease in kids.
Dr. Stephen Kimura
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Dr. Paul Carter
However, the specific things we become allergic to is not inherited directly. Just the tendency to develop allergy is inherited.
Dr. Alan Faustino
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Angioedema
Yes remember hereditary angioedema is due to c1 esterace inhibitor and predisposes to ace inhibitor severe allergy.

In brief: Angioedema
Yes remember hereditary angioedema is due to c1 esterace inhibitor and predisposes to ace inhibitor severe allergy.
Dr. Alan Faustino
Dr. Alan Faustino
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes but
The ability to be allergic can be inherited but is very complex.
One can also see allergic kids in families that have no allergies. There is a complex relationship between the ability to be allergic and the environment in which we live and this will influence how allergy may be manifested.

In brief: Yes but
The ability to be allergic can be inherited but is very complex.
One can also see allergic kids in families that have no allergies. There is a complex relationship between the ability to be allergic and the environment in which we live and this will influence how allergy may be manifested.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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