Are Allergies Inherited?

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Allergies are certainly part of your family history. One parent with allergy will have a child with allergy probably about 25% of the time. Two parents, and you really got a genetic factor there, that's up to 75% of those kids are going to have allergies. Hay fever, seasonal allergies, indoor allergies, asthma, food allergy, eczema, it all travels together.

Family history is very important. Certainly environment has an impact, global warming, more pollen production, longer period of the allergy season lasting earlier, and lasting later, what time for you to be exposed of Pesky pollen and suffering. Other allergies, allergic skin disease, eczema, sinusitis can be triggered by allergies and asthma.

About 65% of asthma is allergic asthma. It's important to know what your asthma and allergic triggers are. Have an asthma action plan, find the best medication to treat you if you or family member has asthma. Asthma is very important, my son has asthma, it doesn't discriminate, but it's important to understand if you have allergies or asthma, how do you get treated for the right reason, at the right time, with the right medications.

Allergy relieve and asthma relieve is just a stone fall away. It's important to understand medications work correctly when used properly. If you have year round of allergies, or persistent seasonal allergies, or pain allergies, talk to your allergist about allergy injections. They're wonderful for people that have allergy symptoms, up to 90% relief, and that's a really important number to know. And again, the only treatment we have that affects the immune system in a positive way by reducing the progression of allergic symptoms and disease going forward.

Have an allergy free day.