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5 Signs That Your Child Has Allergies


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Family and Friends
Allergies are often genetic.
Allergies are often genetic.
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Allergies frequently run in families. When siblings or parents suffer allergies, extra diligence in diagnosing and treating the condition should be exercised. Conversely, if a child's running nose or cough has jumped to friends and family, they probably suffer from a cold or flu. Allergies are not contagious.