What Causes Allergies to Develop in Adults?

Posted on: July 10, 2018

Wondering why you are suffering from allergies even though you are an adult and have never had allergies before? While adult onset allergies are often diagnosed in adults when they are in their twenties or thirties, it is possible for adults to develop allergies at any age. If you happen to have a family history of allergies, then you are going to be at a higher risk for developing an allergy at a later age.

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, it is believed that nasal allergies affect as many as 30 percent of today’s adults.

Sudden allergy symptoms

Some of the more sudden allergy symptoms that adults tend to experience include a scratchy throat, an annoying cough, a constantly runny nose and feeling generally tired all the time and understanding why. Some of the top causes of allergies include grass, mold, dust mites, food, and certain medicines. The fact that many adults who have been diagnosed with allergies later in their life have been around the things that are causing them to experience an allergic reaction now can be confusing. Moreover, unfortunately, there are no answers as to why this is yet.

What causes allergies to develop in adults

According to the Center for Disease Control, adult onset allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States. So why do allergies develop in adulthood? While the answer to this question is still unknown, numerous studies are being done on the topic in hopes of finding out more about why adults are being diagnosed with allergies. What is known so far is some of the things that can trigger an allergy in an adult, with shellfish and nuts being two of the more common foods that can cause an allergic reaction in adults.

Food allergies in adults

Some of the more common food allergies that develop in adults include: Eggs, peanuts, milk, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, and soy.

Ready for a solution to your allergies?

Ready to find the best solution, so you do not have to suffer from your adult onset allergies? The reason why you are experiencing allergies is that your body’s natural defenses view a particular substance as an invader. When this happens, your body will automatically send out certain chemicals to protect itself from this specific substance. To find out more call us today so we can schedule an appointment.

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