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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?

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Dr. Kristin Sokol
Allergy and Immunology 12 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.

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