Posted by: Menka | 2019/10/21

Is it possible to develop allergies at 19 years??

my son is 19 and has suddenly developed an allergy which looks like Hives. They are not too much in number but appear and disappear quickly.Is it related to food? Kindly advise.

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- 2019/10/25

Most cases of hives that recur over time and persist for more than 6 weeks are actually not due to an allergy and may be triggered by internal auto-immune factors. Keep a diary of triggers such as medications (ibuprofen), preservatives and foods as well as document any co-existant illness (sinusitis, urinary infection, tonsillitis, and fungal infections). It may respond to a simple non-prescription antihistamine such as cetirizine, loratadine or fexofenadine.

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