U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Canada
A 46-year-old male asked:

What is the likelihood of getting a food allergy later in life? i am 21 years of age, can i develop allergies to foods like peanuts later are in life?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kristin Sokol
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
Possible: Yes it is quite possible to develop a food allergy later in life. The most common food allergies to develop as an adult include shellfish, fish, tree nuts and peanut. If you think you have had an allergic reaction to a food, see an allergist for confirmatory testing.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jul 24, 2018

Disclaimer:

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.