Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia

Do Men Suffer From Allergies More Than Women?

Do Men Suffer From Allergies More Than Women?

Allergy Diagnosis and Treatment for Men

There are some health conditions that men and women experience at different rates — including allergies. Keep reading to learn if men or women are more prone to allergies, and how our team at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia can help diagnose your symptoms and provide long-lasting relief.

Men vs. Women: Who’s More Prone to Allergies?

According to a presentation given at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), more prepubescent males have rhinitis, asthma, and food allergy than females. However, when females enter young adulthood, they outnumber men and are at higher risk for allergies, asthma, and related autoimmune diseases.

In another study of 14 million blood tests, it was concluded that men exhibit higher sensitivity to 11 common allergens, including:

    • Mold
    • Ragweed
    • Dust mites
    • Dog dander
    • Cat epithelia (skin)
    • Egg whites
    • Milk
    • Peanuts
    • Soybeans
    • Wheat

    This makes it essential to test your children for allergies at a young age no matter their gender, so they can be accurately diagnosed and treated easily without leaving their symptoms unaddressed. If you’re an adult and have never been tested for allergies but are experiencing common symptoms, you should be seen by our board-certified specialists at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia.

    Allergy Testing for Men

    If you are experiencing allergy-like symptoms, it’s best to come into one of our convenient locations so our Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia board-certified specialists can diagnose your condition and ease your concerns. At your appointment, we’ll go over your medical history to try to narrow down your possible triggers. From there, we’ll administer your skin test — which is the most common way to diagnose a specific allergy.

    During a scratch/prick allergy test, a drop of a potential allergen is placed on the surface of the skin. Using needles, we will prick your skin with a small number of various allergens, and then we’ll wait for a period of time until reactions appear. Once we’ve diagnosed your allergies, our allergists can form a specialized treatment plan that best suits you.

    Book Your Appointment Today

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