Possible to develop food allergy as an adult?

Posted on: Mon, 09/30/2019 - 9:52am
amber77's picture
Joined: 09/30/2019 - 09:43

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
Bahumbug29's picture
Joined: 10/06/2019 - 13:23

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
amber77's picture
Joined: 09/30/2019 - 09:43

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
Italia38's picture
Joined: 10/08/2019 - 12:01

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.

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