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If a mother is allergic to mortin, does that mean their child/children can not have it also?
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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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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
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In brief: No
The risk is not any higher than in the general population.

In brief: No
The risk is not any higher than in the general population.
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