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.