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Is it possible for someone to develop a food allergy as a teenager?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

New food allergies in teenagers are like those in adults - usually tree nuts or shellfish.
Tropical fruit allergy - mango, banana - can occur at this age. Food-associated exercise-induced anaphylaxis presents in teenagers. The most common food allergen here is wheat. Oral allergy syndrome also presents in teenagers with symptoms of itchy mouth & throat to raw fruits & vegetables.

In brief: Yes.

New food allergies in teenagers are like those in adults - usually tree nuts or shellfish.
Tropical fruit allergy - mango, banana - can occur at this age. Food-associated exercise-induced anaphylaxis presents in teenagers. The most common food allergen here is wheat. Oral allergy syndrome also presents in teenagers with symptoms of itchy mouth & throat to raw fruits & vegetables.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Food allergies can develop at any age.

In brief: Yes

Food allergies can develop at any age.
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