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Is it possible that a child suddenly shows signs of allergies for the first time, at almost 5 years of age?
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Dr. MARK LONG
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In brief: YES
Allergies happen when your bodies immune system become "sensitized" to something "x" and develop antibodies to it.
Over time your child has multiple exposures to x (years 1-4) and became sensitized. We are rarely if ever allergic to anything when born; but develop them over time (and exposure). So it would be quite normal to "suddenly" become allergic at age 5 even if they had it many previous.

In brief: YES
Allergies happen when your bodies immune system become "sensitized" to something "x" and develop antibodies to it.
Over time your child has multiple exposures to x (years 1-4) and became sensitized. We are rarely if ever allergic to anything when born; but develop them over time (and exposure). So it would be quite normal to "suddenly" become allergic at age 5 even if they had it many previous.
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