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Do food allergies go away if keep eating same food over and over in small amount?
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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Not exactly
Be careful. There are currently no fda-approved protocols for oral desensitization to any food.
This is still an experimental topic and i would not suggest that you attempt such a procedure.

In brief: Not exactly
Be careful. There are currently no fda-approved protocols for oral desensitization to any food.
This is still an experimental topic and i would not suggest that you attempt such a procedure.
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
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Dr. Paul Carter
Exactly right.
Dr. Michael Palumbo
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Do not try
If this is a true food allergy you can make matters worse and not better by repeatedly challenging the body with food proteins.
Protocols for food desensitization are currently being developed to be performed under the supervision of a clinician and should not be attempted until the have been approved and verified.

In brief: Do not try
If this is a true food allergy you can make matters worse and not better by repeatedly challenging the body with food proteins.
Protocols for food desensitization are currently being developed to be performed under the supervision of a clinician and should not be attempted until the have been approved and verified.
Dr. Michael Palumbo
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Dr. Gerald Lee
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
There are many types of food allergies.
It would be dangerous to try giving small amounts of food if you have a classic food allergy (hives and anaphylaxis). The exception is milk and egg allergy: if you can eat "baked" milk and egg (e.g. Muffin or waffle) without a problem, this can help you tolerate regular milk and egg over time. It is best to discuss this with a trained allergy specialist.

In brief: Depends
There are many types of food allergies.
It would be dangerous to try giving small amounts of food if you have a classic food allergy (hives and anaphylaxis). The exception is milk and egg allergy: if you can eat "baked" milk and egg (e.g. Muffin or waffle) without a problem, this can help you tolerate regular milk and egg over time. It is best to discuss this with a trained allergy specialist.
Dr. Gerald Lee
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Repeatedly stimulating the immune system with small amounts of food just keeps the reactivity going, unless it's done under an allergist's supervision as a desensitization diet.
Most children outgrow food allergies (except peanut and shrimp) by strictly eliminating them from the diet for 2-5 years. Adults still allergic to foods are typically stuck with their food allergies for life.

In brief: No
Repeatedly stimulating the immune system with small amounts of food just keeps the reactivity going, unless it's done under an allergist's supervision as a desensitization diet.
Most children outgrow food allergies (except peanut and shrimp) by strictly eliminating them from the diet for 2-5 years. Adults still allergic to foods are typically stuck with their food allergies for life.
Dr. Gary Steven
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Unfortunately, no.
If you have a true food allergy (not just intolerance) & you keep eating the allergenic foods, you'll stay allergic to them (the rare exception would be doing desensitization while supervised by an allergist).
Kids may outgrow some of their food allergies if they avoid those foods for a few years, but most adults are stuck with their food allergies permanently.Your doctor can help you with this.

In brief: Unfortunately, no.
If you have a true food allergy (not just intolerance) & you keep eating the allergenic foods, you'll stay allergic to them (the rare exception would be doing desensitization while supervised by an allergist).
Kids may outgrow some of their food allergies if they avoid those foods for a few years, but most adults are stuck with their food allergies permanently.Your doctor can help you with this.
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
It is like desensitizing if you start very slowly with small amounts and prepress slowly .
It is like allergy shots for desensitization.

In brief: Possibly
It is like desensitizing if you start very slowly with small amounts and prepress slowly .
It is like allergy shots for desensitization.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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