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Is it possible to inherit asthma?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If one parent has asthma a child has about a 25% risk .
.. If both parents risk is approx. 60%.

In brief: Yes
If one parent has asthma a child has about a 25% risk .
.. If both parents risk is approx. 60%.
Dr. Brian Novick
Dr. Brian Novick
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes &...Yes
Dr. Erman is correct.
Asthma is strongly influenced by allergy in childhood & the tendency to develop allergies is inherited. 95% of children older than 3 years who have asthma also have allergies. That number is around 50% for adults with asthma. Smoking during pregnancy is another major cause of asthma in children irrespective of a family history of allergy or asthma.

In brief: Yes &...Yes
Dr. Erman is correct.
Asthma is strongly influenced by allergy in childhood & the tendency to develop allergies is inherited. 95% of children older than 3 years who have asthma also have allergies. That number is around 50% for adults with asthma. Smoking during pregnancy is another major cause of asthma in children irrespective of a family history of allergy or asthma.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. SG Erman
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
You can inherit the tendency for atopic, or allergic-type diseseas, which is one of the causes of asthma.

In brief: Yes
You can inherit the tendency for atopic, or allergic-type diseseas, which is one of the causes of asthma.
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman
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