Are Allergies Inherited?
Not exactly -- if you have allergies, that doesn’t mean your child is definitely going to have them too. But genetics does play a role. If you have allergies, there’s a 50% chance your child will. And if your spouse is also allergic, the chance your child will be too jumps to close to 75%. Still, experts believe other factors come into play as well, like air pollution, respiratory infections, even diet and emotional makeup.