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 Am i allergic to weed?
I've been smoking weed on and off for the past year and it used to not have much of an effect on me but now whenever i smoke i get horrible headaches and usually throw up. I get really strange ...

 Help!Perfume gives me migraines and effects my breathing.?
I'm a receptionist in a dental office in a very affluent area. Perfumes trigger my migraines when the perfume has been applied too much. Expensive perfumes seem to effect me more that the cheap ...

 my mom is allergic to bees and got stung and she took her epipen thing but what do I look for...?
before I have someone take her to the hospitol?...

 What's the best cure for a post nasal drip?
What's the best cure for a post nasal drip? When the back of your throat itches really bad?...

 Pain in left side of throat while swallowing food drinking water.?
since 2 weeks before i have pain in left side of my throat while drinking water and swallowing food. i have survive doctor and he advised some pain killer and antibiotics. when i take medicine pain ...

 i have hives!!!!?
i had hives now for 10 years, out of the 10 years i was 2 year hives free, i am aware of my food allergy it's wheat, peanuts, shell fish, milk, eggs. i am not eating those items at all, i have ...

 What are the symptoms of pink eye?
My left eye has been watering and itching and all day and past several days, around the tear duct, if you touch it, it feels like there is a needle poking it. And just earlier tonight, it itched, and ...

 What effects do you get when you drink alcohol and you're allergic to it?
All I see is that people get red or get red blotches on their skin....

 Allergic to anything?food,animal,dust etc...?
Im allergic to hot sauce even though I like it, it swollens up my lips and if I eat to much my lips breaks & I start to bleed...


 Everytime I drink milk, about 5-6 hours later I get gas, Why?
I can eat ice cream, yogurt, cheese all kinds of dairy but the second I drink a glass of Milk (2%) or chocolate milk about 6 hours later I get this horrible rumbling on my left side under my ribs and ...

 what kind of rash is this?
pic is on my 360 page. its all over an 8 year olds body and quickly spreading within today it started and now its from head to toe. the hospital gave him meds for dairy allergy but its gotten even ...

ok guys thanks soo much in advance... my friend is allergic to cats,and her step dad bought her 1 but he doesnt kbnow shes allergic. and what if the cat rubs its tummy aginst her leg what will happen?...

 Does anyone know hwo to get rid of a stuffy nose?
Please answer i cant breath my i already blew my ...

 Allergic reaction- Please help!?
My boyfriend is breaking out with an itchy rash. I recently got a new laundry detergent and we are thinking that that's what is causing this. It starts out looking like mosquito bites and turns ...

 I just found out im allergic to wheat?! What would be ok for me to eat?

 What are your weird food allergies?
I am allergic to peaches.

I am also lactose intolerant.
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I am also allergic to chamomile tea....

 Am I allergic to rabbits?
kso, i have had my rabbits for at least 4 of 5 months, & all of
a sudden my mom is starting to wheeze and cough and cant
really breath. Im wondering if its because of my rabbits.

 Are allergies to plastic in earrings common?
I have sensitive skin, and I've heard of people being allergic to various metals in earrings, but what about plastic?...

 My son has a peanut allergy?
Hi everyone! I gave my 15 month old son a little bit of peanut butter, and he broke out with a rash around his mouth and his right eye got puffy. It was scary. We got some epipens from my doctor, ...

 Hello' my wife and I luv pets. But she gets severe eye irritation when around them. Any resolve on home tips?

Can people develop allergies?
When I was born the doctors said I was not allergic to anything.
And I guess they were right because I never had any symptoms during allergy season and I never had to got to the hospital because of an insect bite or eating any kind of nuts or seafood.

But now 18 years later during the summer I had a runny nose, sneezing for about 2 weeks I also had some other symptoms that I can't remember. I didn't have a fever so I know it wasn't the cold or flu.

So can people develop allergies after time?

as far as i know im only allergic to two things donkeys (i found this out when i was having a donkey ride in skegness when i was younger), and metal (when i touched the shopping trolley in tesco my hand would swell up).

The simple answer is yes, allergies can develop at any time. I've read that they can be triggered by various changes - environmental, hormonal, etc.

18 years later - sounds like perhaps you've gone on to college, or taken on a job... new environments, even stress, can cause your body to have immunological responses you didn't have before.

I had eczema as a child, and then it disappeared (I read somewhere that puberty can change that). I moved to California from Illinois after school and started having eczema again, even on my eyelids. I became allergic to shellfish as an adult at age 22 after many months of not eating shrimp (which I used to eat and love). When I became pregnant with my son, my allergies improved a lot. After I had him, they were much better. But, then he wasn't growing well - turns out he had multiple food allergies, so because I was still breastfeeding, I went on a strict elimination diet. When I weaned him finally, I was unable to go back to eating all those foods - I'd become allergic to them myself. Having my daughter didn't change anything. My allergies are not bad as long as I stay off those foods, keep dust mite covers on stuff, don't do outside yardwork and stay inside more than out. My reactions are mostly eczema as opposed to runny nose, congestion and sneezing, although I have those also, seasonally.

If it seems to be seasonal only, you can ask your doctor (or school physician, etc) for some advice - over the counter (OTC) medicines like Benadryl, chlorpheniramine, etc should only be used short-term, so they may recommend medicines that were prescription-only before like Zyrtec (cetirizine), Claritin, Clarinex, etc... a nasal spray or steroid depending on how bad your allergies are.

Good luck, hope you can combat your allergies well.

Yes you can develop allergies as an adult

Linda C
sorry to say, Yes!
I was 25 yrs old when I developed allergies to: trees, molds, mildew, grass...
you may want to go for allergie testing to find out exactly what you are allergic to.

yes allergies can develop at anytime.

Topsy Turvy
Yes, You can develop allergies at anytime & at any age~

Yep, after 40 years of being allergy free, I developed allergies to a lot of outdoor things. Major sinus problems developed and that was how I found out I had the allergies. Good luck!!

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