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Is it unusual to develop an allergy to eggs at age 17?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Egg allergy

All food allergies occur in children at a higher frequency than in adults however; food allergy can develop at any age.
Food allergy can occur regardless of how many years it has been consumed prior to the first adverse reaction.

In brief: Egg allergy

All food allergies occur in children at a higher frequency than in adults however; food allergy can develop at any age.
Food allergy can occur regardless of how many years it has been consumed prior to the first adverse reaction.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unusual? Yes.

Impossible? No. By that age most egg allergy that generally appears in infancy has resolved.
Food allergies that appear in late adolescence & adult life are typically triggered by peanuts, tree nuts, seeds and seafood. But in allergy, as in all medicine, we never say never.

In brief: Unusual? Yes.

Impossible? No. By that age most egg allergy that generally appears in infancy has resolved.
Food allergies that appear in late adolescence & adult life are typically triggered by peanuts, tree nuts, seeds and seafood. But in allergy, as in all medicine, we never say never.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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