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For what length of time can peanut allergy symptoms last?

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Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Lifelong: Peanut allergy is not one of the allergies that most people "grow out of.".
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Peanut allergy: Peanut allergy is typically life long. A small percentage of children have been shown to outgrow it during their teenage years, but generally speaking once you have become allergic to it you need to avoid it for the rest of your life.

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