I’m starting to think I have allergies, even though I never had allergies as a child. I get a stuffy nose and scratchy throat at various times throughout the year, with no other cold symptoms. Can you develop allergies as you age? Nisha Menon, Indore
You can develop allergies at any age. However, in view of your complaints, I would like to treat you with a proton pump inhibitor twice a day for some time and see if your complaints lessen with that.