Who Gets Allergies?

Allergies tend to run in families. If you have allergies, it's very likely that at least one of your parents does too. Allergies tend to run in families. If you have allergies, it's very likely that at least one of your parents does too.

Does someone in your family have allergies?

If so, you might have allergies too. That’s because allergies are often hereditary. While allergies are more common in children, they can appear at any age. Sometimes allergies disappear, only to return years later.

Exposure to allergens when the body’s defenses are weak — like after an illness or during pregnancy — can play a role in developing allergies.

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Don’t let allergies or asthma hold you back from the things you love.

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Children and Allergies

Parents: Do you suspect your child has an allergy? The sooner you can identify potential allergies in your child, the better. Common allergy symptoms for children include sneezing, coughing, an upset stomach, a skin rash and difficulty breathing.

Less visits to the emergency room, less visits to the doctors, and just a happier child and a happier mom.

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Pregnancy and Allergies

Can you take allergy medicine during your pregnancy? Should you continue your allergy shots? Asthma and allergies can raise tough questions for pregnant women — as well as potentially serious complications.

Eczema

Ninety percent of patients with eczema — an inflammatory skin condition that isn’t contagious — will have experienced symptoms by age 5. And more than a third of children with eczema also have food allergies.

Allergies at Work

Some people feel allergic to work, and they might actually be right! Occupational allergic rhinitis is a condition in which people are affected by workplace allergens, such as cleaning products or chemical fumes.