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Do You think identical twins could have different allergies? I removed dairy and gluten 2 weeks ago and one twins skins is improving and one isn't. If allergies are genetic wouldn't they have the same ones? If the other one doesn't improve soon I'm going to remove soy too!
 

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Yep, definitely possible! Soy is almost as common a trigger as dairy in babies, so I would definitely pull it too.<br><br>
If you're looking for milk replacements, you can try rice milk, nut milks (although these are going to be more allergenic), hemp milk, coconut milk.
 

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I would think that twins could come up with different allergies...or even different symptoms to the same allergens.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> Soy is a good third guess...I had to take out all three for my dd. GL and happy thanksgiving!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">
 

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I don't think allergies really are genetic. Some people have a strong genetic tendency toward allergies, and others don't, but even for two people with the same genes and environment (or really close to the same environment), I don't think it's inevitable that they'd both have exactly the same allergens (or that they'd both have the same allergens that manifest with the same intensity).
 

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Even in identical twins, there are still different things. We have twins next door to us. One has a birthmark, one doesn't. One had to have a palate expander, one didn't. So yes, the tendency TO allergies is genetic, but not the actual allergies.
 
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