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If you are allergic to one thing can you pass it on geneticlly to your childern?

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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not Exactly

What is passed genetically from parent to child is the propensity to develop atopy (such as eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergies) but usually not sensitization to specific allergens which the parent is allergic to.
The exception, which is a controversial topic, is drug allergies, but this is usually dependent on metabolism of the drug which is inherited rather than the allergy.

In brief: Not Exactly

What is passed genetically from parent to child is the propensity to develop atopy (such as eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergies) but usually not sensitization to specific allergens which the parent is allergic to.
The exception, which is a controversial topic, is drug allergies, but this is usually dependent on metabolism of the drug which is inherited rather than the allergy.
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
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Dr. Marc Rosenthal
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

The development of allergies is influenced by both genetics and environment.
The chance of a child developing allergies is increased when a parent or parents have allergies, however, having a specific allergy (such as a dust mite or peanut allergy, for example) is not directly inherited.

In brief: No

The development of allergies is influenced by both genetics and environment.
The chance of a child developing allergies is increased when a parent or parents have allergies, however, having a specific allergy (such as a dust mite or peanut allergy, for example) is not directly inherited.
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