When it comes to food allergies and genetics parents of kids with food allergies often think that they are allergic too. In particular when you are being tested for particular food allergies allergists often ask what the family history is for the particulars. Also if your parents have some particular food allergies the chances are higher that you will also have them.
- When testing for food allergies, allergists often ask about family history.
- Parents of kids with food allergies had a higher rate of positive blood and skin tests to foods than the general population
- According to ACAAI, skin tests may reveal sensitization, but being sensitized to an allergen doesn’t mean you are allergic
“When testing for food allergies, allergists often ask about family history. If your parents have food allergies, the chances are higher that you too will have them.”