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Am i likely to grown out of a peanut allergy? is it worth getting retested?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Unlikely to outgrow: People usually do not outgrow peanut allergy, so one can get his blood tested or his skin tested, and then see the allergist to perhaps eat a peanut butter cookie at the allergist's office, and stay there for a while to watch for any reactions. Anaphylaxis can occur with peanut allergy, so patients usually carry an epi-pen self-injector for emergencies.
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Children maybe: Current data suggest that about 20% of children may "outgrow" peanut allergy. Most of these are younger children with milder reactions. A person who has had a severe, anaphylactic reaction, who has a very large skin test or very high ige blood test to peanut is unlikely to outgrow their peanut allergy. Adults are less likely to outgrow peanut allergy.
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Last updated Dec 9, 2013


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