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Who is affected by food allergies?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Backman
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Anyone

While food allergy most commonly develops in young children, anyone can develop food allergies.
Adults can develop new food allergies after years of ingesting a food without reaction.

In brief: Anyone

While food allergy most commonly develops in young children, anyone can develop food allergies.
Adults can develop new food allergies after years of ingesting a food without reaction.
Dr. Kenneth Backman
Dr. Kenneth Backman
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Dr. Michael Palumbo
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Developed World

People in the 3rd world nations and developing countries do not appear to be effected by food allergies.
This is a phenomenon of industrialized society as we are seeing the numbers of people effected by food allergies grow daily and this is not just a product of better surveillance. Lots of theories as to why this is but no hard proof yet. Stay tuned.

In brief: Developed World

People in the 3rd world nations and developing countries do not appear to be effected by food allergies.
This is a phenomenon of industrialized society as we are seeing the numbers of people effected by food allergies grow daily and this is not just a product of better surveillance. Lots of theories as to why this is but no hard proof yet. Stay tuned.
Dr. Michael Palumbo
Dr. Michael Palumbo
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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Anyone...

With the genetic susceptibility can develop food allergies.

In brief: Anyone...

With the genetic susceptibility can develop food allergies.
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
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Dr. Yoram Padeh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Anyone

While anyone can develop a food allergy at any time, children are more likely to develop a food allergy than an adult.
However, in children food allergies are sometimes temporary and will be outgrown. But in adults, food allergies tend to be more permanent. Some food allergies, such as those to shellfish and nuts tend to be permanent across all ages.

In brief: Anyone

While anyone can develop a food allergy at any time, children are more likely to develop a food allergy than an adult.
However, in children food allergies are sometimes temporary and will be outgrown. But in adults, food allergies tend to be more permanent. Some food allergies, such as those to shellfish and nuts tend to be permanent across all ages.
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Dr. Yoram Padeh
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