U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for you to develop peanut allergy later in life?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Certainly: Peanut allergy can occur at any age and although they are commonly developed in childhood, it certainly can develop as an adult.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Possibly: Food allergy can develop anytime.Typically peanut allergy develops in children but can occur occur in adults.

Similar questions

A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you developed a peanut allergy and then not have it later on in life?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Paul Carter
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Yes: Peanut allergy resolves in some patients, but most cases are persistent. Don't try eating it without appropriate consultation with a board certified allergist.
A 29-year-old member asked:

I sit possible to develop peanut allergy late in life?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Ramirez
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Rare: It is indeed rare, but it can happen. Talk to an allergist for further recommendations and workup.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you develop a peanut allergy later early in life before you ever eat a peanut?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Yes: Some children can become sensitized through breastfeeding and others by touching or rubbing peanut butter on the skin. Months later they have reactions when they eat peanut products for the first time.

Related questions

A 38-year-old member asked:
Peanut allergies: is this a new problem, or has it always been there, and we just didn't know about it?
2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
A 50-year-old member asked:
What to do if I have a peanut allergy?
2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A 37-year-old member asked:
How should a peanut allergy be treated?
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 36-year-old member asked:
Is there any way to cure a peanut allergy?
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 30-year-old member asked:
What do the risks mean for a peanut allergy?
1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Last updated Dec 23, 2014


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.