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A 24-year-old female asked:

How long does it take for food allergies to develop? if you have delayed allergic reactions, is it possible to eventually become anaphylactic?

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Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Food allergy: A person, due to the right timing of exposure in the predisposed, can develop food allergies at any time in her/his life to any food. However most food allergies are due to the common highly allergenic foods, such as nuts seafood milk eggs soy ; wheat. It is unknown if delayed reactions can become anaphylactic; however if there is evidence of an ige reaction to a food, caution is the best remedy.
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Last updated Aug 31, 2016


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