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Food Allergy (cont.)

Food Allergy Prognosis

Most people with food allergies do well if they are able to avoid their trigger foods. With time, many people lose their antibodies to the foods to which they once were allergic to, or "outgrow" the allergy.

  • This is most likely to happen if the trigger food is identified and eliminated from the diet.
  • This is especially true in children who, by about the age of 10 years, may outgrow their allergies -- mainly to milk and eggs.
  • Allergies to nuts, fish, and shellfish can last a lifetime.

Once a person has had a reaction to a food, he or she is more likely to have a severe reaction if exposed to the trigger.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/7/2012
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