A 33-year-old member asked:
Do food allergies go away?
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Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes, particularly in children. Most children with allergy to milk, egg and soy outgrow their allergies by age 5-6. However, childhood peanut allergy can be lifelong. In adults it is a different story. Their allergies will be lifelong once they develop it; most commonly they develop allergies to shellfish which stays on for life.
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Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Depends: I agree with the above answers. Most food allergies including egg, milk, soy, and wheat allergy resolve over time. However, some studies suggest that some children are outgrowing them later in childhood than previously thought. Only about 20% of children outgrow peanut allergy. Peanut, treenut, and shellfish allergy are present through adulthood and require lifelong avoidance.
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Last updated Mar 24, 2018
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