Inherited allergies

Alternative names 
Allergies and genetics; Genetics and allergies

Information

A specific allergy is not usually inherited, but the tendency to develop allergies is often inherited. If both parents have allergies, their child is likely to have allergies.

For general information on allergies and their treatment, see:

     
  • hay fever  
  • allergy to mold, dander, dust  
  • food allergies  
  • drug allergies

 

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 3, 2012
by Martin A. Harms, M.D.

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