Are Food Allergies Exaggerated? New Study Sparks Questions

Thanks for your question. I can understand how you might be frustrated in not being able to eat so many foods! It's impossible to predict if you will outgrow your allergies, but there is some hope. Many kids, about 80 to 85 percent of them, will outgrow the allergies they have from childhood.

It is important to get checked by your doctor about once every two years to see if you might have outgrown one of them. Check out this website http://www.foodallergy.org/ for some great information on finding foods you can eat and not eat, and for other tips on coping with your allergies.

Risk It? Or Get Retested?

I was diagnosed with egg allergy years ago when I was a kid but haven't had a reaction in about 10 years. I heard that many people outgrow their allergies. Should I go ahead and try eggs?

Absolutely not! While many people do outgrow their allergies, others don't, and it is impossible to know which type of person you are. You don't want to risk a severe reaction. I would see a doctor to get retested.

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