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Child's Allergy Risk Higher if Same Sex Parent Has It

Does your child have the same type of allergic disease as his/her parent of the same gender?

This study found that, a girl's chance of having asthma is higher if her mother has it, and a boy's is higher if his father has it. The same appears to be true of eczema and other childhood allergies.


"Researchers have discovered an interesting fact about the genetic basis of childhood allergic diseases: a child is more likely to have a particular allergy if his or her same-sex parent has it."

Source: MedicalNewsToday

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