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My mom developed an allergy to nuts and spices at age 15. Could she have outgrown these, or would they still be present?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Possibly

The older one is when they develop an allergy, the less likely it is that they will outgrow it.
It also depends on what you mean; the oral allergy syndrome consists of mouth itching when eating tree nuts; this occurs in people who are highly allergic to tree pollens, and usually goes away with allergy shots for tree pollens. She should discuss her circumstances with an allergist.

In brief: Possibly

The older one is when they develop an allergy, the less likely it is that they will outgrow it.
It also depends on what you mean; the oral allergy syndrome consists of mouth itching when eating tree nuts; this occurs in people who are highly allergic to tree pollens, and usually goes away with allergy shots for tree pollens. She should discuss her circumstances with an allergist.
Dr. Gary Steven
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Dr. Philip Hemmers
Internal Medicine - Allergy
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly.

Approximately 20% of patients outgrow allergy to peanuts and 9% for tree nuts (i.
e. Almond, walnut). The outcome is influenced by age, severity and presence of hay fever. Reactions to spices are more often due to non-allergic food hypersensitivity. These may also be outgrown. There is significant risk in re-introducing these foods. Prior consultation with an allergist is recommended.

In brief: Possibly.

Approximately 20% of patients outgrow allergy to peanuts and 9% for tree nuts (i.
e. Almond, walnut). The outcome is influenced by age, severity and presence of hay fever. Reactions to spices are more often due to non-allergic food hypersensitivity. These may also be outgrown. There is significant risk in re-introducing these foods. Prior consultation with an allergist is recommended.
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