Adult Onset Allergies

You may have been able to avoid allergies for decades, when suddenly at age 20 or 30 or older, you develop them. It hardly seems fair, but according to research, adult onset allergies are increasingly common. Find out why.

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Evelyn D.
Evelyn D.2 years ago

I've develop allergies only as an adult. Avoiding people who wear scent, taking anti-histamines and no flowers indoors are a few of the things I do.

Helga Balague
Helga Balague2 years ago

thank you...

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby2 years ago


Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton2 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Mm M.
MmAWAY M.3 years ago

Thank you.

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson3 years ago


J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago

good to know

Sue Griffiths
Sue Griffiths3 years ago

I never had allergies as a child but as an adult I have developed an allergy to perfumes and after shaves. If I come into contact with someone who is wearing perfume, even if it's a faint whiff I start sneezing non stop for ages. Then the migraine starts and nothing I take will ease it. It always lasts 3 days. My husband gave our friend a lift in my car and she was wearing perfume. A week later we went away for a few days. My husband drove and I sat in the passenger seat. We had to stop 6 times for me to vomit because I could smell our friend's perfume on the seatbelt. When my children were young, I couldn't join them on school trips because every mum and dad on the coach wore their perfumes. Something I've always wondered. Why do some women have to put half a bottle of perfume on themselves? They absolutely stink to high heaven. Maybe it's because they haven't showered and they're masking body odour.

Geela Green
Geela Green3 years ago

So THAT'S why I'm sneezing now. (Aah-choo) Thank you.

a             y m.
g d c.3 years ago