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Who can get allergies?

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Anyone can get them, at any age. You could get them as a child, or you might not have any symptoms until you’re an adult.

Why are some people sensitive to certain allergens while most aren’t? The major difference is in your genes. Allergies run in families. If your parents have allergies, you probably will, too. If one parent is allergic, your odds go up. If both are, your chances more than double. If neither parent is allergic, there’s still a small chance you’ll get them.

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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