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“Family history and genetics have a big role here,” Dr. Sublett said. “It’s estimated that if one parent has allergies, [there is] probably a 40 percent chance that you’ll have children with allergies.”

And if both parents have allergies? According to Dr. Sublett, the chances nearly double. He said “it may be up as high as 80 percent” when both parents have allergies.

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“Family history and genetics have a big role here,” Dr. Sublett said. “It’s estimated that if one parent has allergies, [there is] probably a 40 percent chance that you’ll have children with allergies.”

And if both parents have allergies? According to Dr. Sublett, the chances nearly double. He said “it may be up as high as 80 percent” when both parents have allergies.

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