Are Allergies in Your Genes?

Medically Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar, MD on December 10, 2022
1 min read

Not exactly. If you have allergies, that doesn’t mean your child will for sure have them. 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 your environment, air pollution, respiratory infections -- even diet and emotions.