Posted on Dec 28, 2018 6:22am PST

Allergies are never fun to deal with, especially when you experience severe allergies year-round. Sneezing, wheezing, watery eyes, and a running nose make for a miserable experience.

Becoming familiar with allergies and understanding how they impact your body is a way to face them head-on with the proper care and treatment.

1. You Can Develop Allergies Later in Life

While most allergies develop in children between four and six years old, it is possible to develop allergies later on in life. Changes in climate and environmental surroundings often lead to the development of new allergies.

2. You May Not Be Allergic Forever

Besides seafood and nut sensitivities, it is possible to outgrow your allergies — egg and milk allergies commonly disappear over time. Additionally, some individuals report reduced allergies to pollen and outdoor weather throughout the years, although there is no guarantee that it will stay that way forever.

3. Don't Fear Peanuts When You're Pregnant

Women who are pregnant have been told to avoid peanuts to prevent the possibility of their child developing a peanut allergy. But contrary to popular belief, eating peanuts while pregnant is actually safe.

4. Your Allergies May Be Better One Year and Worse the Next

Weather patterns and seasonal changes affect allergies, making them quite unpredictable. Even if your allergies are bearable one year, that doesn’t mean that you’re in the clear.

If you’re seeking medical assistance with your allergies or if you suffer from asthma, contact the Center for Allergy and Asthma. Visit our website to learn more and to schedule your appointment today.