Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsAllergies · 1 month ago

How is it possible that someone can outgrow an allergy?

When my sisters were born, they were both highly allergic to peanuts, eggs and dairy. They "outgrew" the allergies around age 8 and both can now consume all three without side affects. How is this possible??

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Allergies are immune reactions. Think of it like being vaccinated. Most of the time anyway...there are a few rare ones with genetic components you won't grow out of.

    edit: FYI--avoidance increase the severity of the allergies. That's why so many kids now have peanut allergies. Feed your babies all the foods they told you not to. Pediatricians were wrong.

  • 1 month ago

    Most babies have these allergies that is why we avoid these foods for babies.  This is not abnormal.

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