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Will my child outgrow his food allergy?

In general, most children will outgrow their allergies in early childhood. By the age of 5, 80% to 90% of children will outgrow their wheat, milk, egg and soya allergies. However, only 20% of peanut allergies are outgrown. Nuts and seafood allergies tend not to be outgrown. A food challenge test can be done in a healthcare provider's office under supervision.
Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics
According to the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network "Most children outgrow their food allergies to milk, eggs, soy and wheat, by the time they are 10 years old.  Allergies to peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish are however lifelong.  However, studies have shown that 20% of children may outgrow their allergies to peanutd and 10% outgrow their allergies to treenuts."

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