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Can a dairy allergy suddenly come on?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Not typical: Dairy allergy is most common in children. It is unusual for an adult to "suddenly" become allergic to dairy. Evaluation for food allergy should include a thorough history and physical and if appropriate skin test and / or blood testing.
Dr. Paul Carter
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Yes: Allergy to foods can develop at any time. Although it may seem to come on suddenly, it may have been preceded by milder symptoms that weren't recognized as allergy.

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Is it possible for a dairy allergy to suddenly come?

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Yes: Allergy can develop at any time or any age.

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