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December 3, 2005

Growing out of child food allergies?

According to the Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 80-85% of kids allergic to eggs, milk, and soy outgrow the reaction by the age of 10. When it comes to peanut allergy, the fact is that only about 20% of children grow out of them.

An allergist can test your child, and if the reaction levels are high, then he/she can be rechecked a year later. If the allergist's test shows that your child has no, or even low, antibody levels for a particular allergen, then YOUR DOCTOR can introduce the food right there in the office. That way if your child reacts to the food, he/she will be in the very good hands of a professional.

Posted by David at December 3, 2005 10:11 AM