Development Of Peanut AllergiesBy Shane R
Peanut allergies are something that some people experience in their lifetime. But, there is a new study out there that says that 20% of adults in America developed the allergy after they were 18. Some of this has to do with doctors not looking for this diagnosis when they were children. There are similar treatments and symptoms for peanut allergies, whether the patient is a child or an adult.
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology shared these new data findings. It represented a case study of 800,000 adults. Many have falsely believed that this allergy presented itself as children, but this can happen later in life, as well; even though it is rarer for adults to find out that they are allergic than children, it’s still possible.
There are theories as to why allergies have an onset, but nothing is conclusive at this point. One theory involves what is called the “oral allergy syndrome.” A pollen allergy begins that has symptoms with things like nuts and fruits. This environmental allergy can be a real problem for some people. Even with its late development, people need to aware of the problems this possibility presents.
There has been a sharp rise in the number of food allergies reported over the last twenty years or so. One main reason is more of a food awareness than in year’s past. Luckily, there are some ways of managing this condition. Some people are given an epinephrine prescription to help with an allergic reaction. Still, adults who find out they have a peanut allergy only carry epinephrine prescriptions 44% of the time compared to adults who have known about their allergy since childhood.