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Allergies At Any Age?


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The majority of people tested for allergies are under the age of ten and most of those are under the age of five. The most common allergy seen is a respiratory allergy like hay fever. As children get older the symptoms generally subside and they develop more asthma-type symptoms.

However, it is possible for an allergy to develop at any age. An allergic reaction to nickel is a common allergy to develop later in life. Although a sensitivity to penicillin and certain other drugs can develop as people get older.

Allergy expert, Dr Peter Saul, suggests that if a person is free from an allergy by the age of thirty then it is extremely unlikely they will ever develop an allergy.

Dr Peter Saul MB ChB DRCOG DCH MRCGP

Allergy Specialist

 

10021 Published May 2009

Revised November 2012

Review Scheduled November 2013

 

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