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Can you outgrow a food allergy?

• Mar 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Did you know that a food allergy reaction sends someone to a hospital emergency room every three minutes? And about 200,000 people require emergency attention for an allergic reaction to food each year?

That’s what a blogger for the Bistromd.com website says, citing statistics from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

But can food allergies be outgrown?

Yes, says the blogger. But not likely if you’ve been diagnosed in adulthood.

Children can outgrow allergies. The blogger says about “a little more than a quarter of children outgrow allergies at an average age of 5.4 years old; are more likely to outgrow allergies to milk, eggs, or soy compared to peanuts, fish, or shrimp; and the earlier the child's first reaction, the more quickly they are able to outgrow the allergy.”

Read the complete blog post: “Can Food Allergies Be Outgrown”?

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