What is the significance of a family history of allergies in the evaluation of allergic rhinitis?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: Quoc A Nguyen, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Family history

  • Children of individuals with allergies have been shown to have a higher incidence of allergies than that of other children.

  • If both parents have allergies, their child has a 50% chance of having the same problem.


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