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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
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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