I never had allergies before—but I sure do now. What happened?
Just because you weren’t sneezy as a teen doesn’t mean you’ll have an allergy-free adulthood. Eczema as an infant, wheezing as a baby or recurrent ear or sinus infections may have been signs of seasonal allergies to come, says Jacqueline Eghrari-Sabet, M.D., founder of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Environmental factors can also trigger them, so a change of location could be your undoing.