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Can you become allergic to new things after being pregnant even if you never had any allergies before?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely!

Changes in allergic sensitivities typically occur after large changes in hormones, as occurs in puberty, after pregnancies, and sometimes with menopause.
Women definitely get the short end of this stick - men are primarily at risk only during adolescence.

In brief: Absolutely!

Changes in allergic sensitivities typically occur after large changes in hormones, as occurs in puberty, after pregnancies, and sometimes with menopause.
Women definitely get the short end of this stick - men are primarily at risk only during adolescence.
Dr. Gary Steven
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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Allergies can start at almost any age.
..And the immune system often changes after a pregnancy.

In brief: Yes

Allergies can start at almost any age.
..And the immune system often changes after a pregnancy.
Dr. Brian Novick
Dr. Brian Novick
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