Do Kids Outgrow Food Allergies?

Do Kids Outgrow Food Allergies?

Do Kids Outgrow Food Allergies?
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As a parent, it’s your worst nightmare when your child has a food allergy. You want the best for them and want them to have a life free from the worry of a food allergy. Will they outgrow their allergy?

The answer to that is: Maybe. It’s not uncommon for a child to outgrow a food allergy. Of course, you’ll want to discuss this with your allergist and have them do the testing; especially in the case of severe, anaphylactic reactions. Following is information on some common food allergies:

  • Milk Allergy – About 19-75% of children have an oral tolerance by age 4
  • Egg Allergy – About 4-50% of children have an oral tolerance by age 4
  • Peanut Allergy – Roughly 20% of children will develop an oral tolerance
  • Tree Nuts – Fewer than 10% of children will develop an oral tolerance

Do you have a child that has outgrown a food allergy? Leave a comment for the benefit of other parents.

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2 thoughts on “Do Kids Outgrow Food Allergies?”

  1. While, I personally have not had children with food allergies, just recently two different families in our church with young children that had food allergies, are now allergy free.
    One of them was allergic to eggs and he may now have them.

    The other very young girl was allergic to almost every food imaginable. It was very difficult on the family because it was severe. Plus, it was difficult to find food alternatives. But, to our amazement, she just recently has been cleared of all food allergies. An answer to prayer? We say, yes!
    Unfortunately, the young girl, has been so used to eating her bland routine diet, that now she doesn’t like any of the foods she used to enjoy before she was diagnosed!! LOL!

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