Possible to develop food allergy as an adult?

Posted on: Mon, 09/30/2019 - 9:52am
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Hello, I was wondering if anyone here has developed an allergy as an adult and if that's possible? I typically hear that you develop food allergies as a child but never heard of an adult developing a food allergy. When I eat certain foods I start to feel nauseous and like I'm going to vomit. At first I would simply think that I ate something bad but then it was happening time and time again. It especially happens when I eat eggs. I ate two hardboiled eggs yesterday and shortly thereafter I felt tingling in my arms and legs, totally nauseous, and was having hot flashes. I thought that I was going to vomit but I didn't. I would appreciate any help on this. I am at a loss. Last time I talked to my doctor about this she said that I probably at something bad but I feel like it's more than that now. What are the frst steps to finding out if you have a food allergy? Thank you.

Posted on: Sun, 10/06/2019 - 1:26pm
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Yes it is, I know multiple people who have and I personally didn't develop one till I was 26/27. I am now severely allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. It also seems I am becoming allergic to other things as well now.

Posted on: Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:05pm
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Thanks Bahumbug, it helps to know that it is possible to develop an allergy like this as an adult. Think this has been going on for a while but I thought that it was digestive issues. I've only ever heard of it happening to kids, but not adults. A friend told me to make an appointment with an allergist so that's my next step. Thanks again!

Posted on: Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:19pm
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Yeah, it's definitely possible. I have a friend who didn't get their food allergy til their late 30s. I've had a lifelong allergy but I do know that a lot of people develop their allergies later in life.

Posted on: Wed, 12/04/2019 - 12:22pm
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I have friends who developed their food allergies as adults. They found out that they had the allergies when they were adults but they both complained about food intolerances for years that gradually got a lot worse. Then they went to an allergist and got properly diagnosed. Now they know what to completely avoid.

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