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Do food allergies get worse as you age?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Not age: Age is really not much a factor when it comes to shellfish and nut and peanut allergy. Some children outgrow some food allergies they had at a young age. Best to consult an allergist about your allergies for proper advice.
Dr. Elliot Kopp
A Verified Doctoranswered
49 years experience
No.: If anything, they may lessen. On the other hand, you can develop a new sensitivity later in life. And many times there is no allergic component; for example asprin causing bleeding or milk products causing bloating or diarrhea.

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