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    Are Allergies in Your Genes?

    Not exactly. If you have allergies, that doesn’t mean your child will for sure have them too. But there is a 50-50 shot. If your spouse is also allergic, your kids’ odds go up to 75%. 

    Still, experts think other factors come into play, like air pollution, respiratory infections -- even diet and your emotions.

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    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on December 05, 2014

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