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If I have asthma are my children at greater risk for this condition?

If you have asthma your children are at greater risk for asthma as well. Your children may also have more eczema (dry, red, itchy skin patches) or allergies to pollen, animals or foods.

Studies have shown that children of parents with asthma are at greater risk for developing the condition. It would be wise to discuss your children's health with their pediatrician.

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