Adult-Onset Allergies

By Allergy News
In Featured
Sep 21st, 2013

The Weather ChannelAnnie Hauser has recently reported about adult-onset allergies. She explained that grown women are more likely to develop allergies and that hormones might play a role in this phenomenon. The author also cited the symptoms to watch out for especially during the fall season as well as some of the best ways to fight off recurring allergies.

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Between 5 and 10 percent of the population has allergies, and it’s possible to develop any type of allergy at any point in your life, according to the American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology.

“Allergies are on the rise, so patients should be on the lookout for troublesome symptoms,” said Warner Carr, MD, an allergist and fellow for the ACAAI.

In children, boys more commonly develop allergies. As adults, women more commonly develop allergies, suggesting hormones might play a role in allergy onset. Moving to a new region that has higher pollen counts than you’re used to can also bring out allergy symptoms in adults.

Symptoms include sneezing, a runny nose and itchy, watery eyes with no fever. A fever indicates the common cold, but cold symptoms without a fever could be allergies, Dr. Carr explained. To find out what’s really bothering you, you should get a test from an allergist.


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