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MANY FOOD ALLERGIES MAY DEVELOP IN ADULTHOOD

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Is the roof of your mouth itchy[1] after a peanut butter sandwich? Does your skin break out in hives[2] after you've cracked your way through a lobster dinner?

It's possible you're one of the many adults who developed a food allergy[3] as an adult, a new study says.

Researchers surveyed adults with food allergies[4] and found that nearly half said that one or more of their allergies[5] began in adulthood.

"Food allergies are often seen as a condition that begins in childhood, so the idea that 45 percent of adults with food allergies develop them in adulthood is surprising," said study lead author Dr. Ruchi Gupta. She is with Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

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