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If my baby tested positive for peanut allergies, is it possible he'll outgrow it over time and it will lessen?

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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

Based on a few studies, only 25-30% of children outgrow peanut allergy by the age of 10.

In brief: Unlikely

Based on a few studies, only 25-30% of children outgrow peanut allergy by the age of 10.
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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and yes but

More importantly a positive test doesn't necessarily mean he is allergic to peanuts.
An allergist must interpret the test in conjunction with his symptoms and history. If he is allergic , then over time some children " outgrow" it. But there are many factors to consider and no good predictive test yet. A lot of research is being done. See jaffe food allergy institute.

In brief: Yes and yes but

More importantly a positive test doesn't necessarily mean he is allergic to peanuts.
An allergist must interpret the test in conjunction with his symptoms and history. If he is allergic , then over time some children " outgrow" it. But there are many factors to consider and no good predictive test yet. A lot of research is being done. See jaffe food allergy institute.
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David Miller
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: About 20%

The percentage of folks who outgrow peanut allergy is about 20%.
This should only be tested by a qualified physician under very controlled environment. Desensitization trials are promising even though sample size is not large enough.

In brief: About 20%

The percentage of folks who outgrow peanut allergy is about 20%.
This should only be tested by a qualified physician under very controlled environment. Desensitization trials are promising even though sample size is not large enough.
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

It is very unlikely for anyone o grow out of their peanut allergies.
If the immunecap test for peanut showed a high level, like level 4, 5 or 6, it is very unlikely to grow out of their allergies.

In brief: Unlikely

It is very unlikely for anyone o grow out of their peanut allergies.
If the immunecap test for peanut showed a high level, like level 4, 5 or 6, it is very unlikely to grow out of their allergies.
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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Dr. Eli Silver
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

Studies show that 20-30% of kids may outgrow peanut allergy.
Generally, the lower peanut antibody levels is a better prognostic factor of tolerance. Lack of other allergies/asthma further increase the probability of tolerance. Lastly, there are studies underway to cure or decrease the severity of peanut allergy: oral immunotherapy to peanut, food allergy herbal formula from mount sinai hospital.

In brief: It depends

Studies show that 20-30% of kids may outgrow peanut allergy.
Generally, the lower peanut antibody levels is a better prognostic factor of tolerance. Lack of other allergies/asthma further increase the probability of tolerance. Lastly, there are studies underway to cure or decrease the severity of peanut allergy: oral immunotherapy to peanut, food allergy herbal formula from mount sinai hospital.
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not that likely

It is possible, as for most allegies, that yes, they will outgrow it.
However peanut allergy is one of the more recalcitrant, and can take several years to get any real tolerance. Unlike milk allergy, a significant number of peanut allergy sufferers continue to be allergic their whole lives.

In brief: Not that likely

It is possible, as for most allegies, that yes, they will outgrow it.
However peanut allergy is one of the more recalcitrant, and can take several years to get any real tolerance. Unlike milk allergy, a significant number of peanut allergy sufferers continue to be allergic their whole lives.
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