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How do you get allergies?

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Your parents can pass on the tendency to get allergies, or you may wind up with allergies, but not the same ones as your folks.

The world around you plays a part, too. You have to have a tendency and be exposed to an allergen before you get an allergy. The more intense the exposure is, the more often you contact the allergen.

The earlier in life this happens, the more likely you’ll be allergic.

Other things that may lead to allergies include smoking, pollution, infection, and hormones.

From: Who Gets Allergies? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on March 21, 2018

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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on March 21, 2018

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