GOOD ALLERGY NEWS
ANCHOR LEAD: FOOD ALLERGIES ARE NO FUN, BUT THEY DO GO AWAY, ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS
Having to worry about what you or your children may eat wherever they go is no fun, but the good news is that at least for milk and eggs, most people do eventually outgrow their allergies to these foods. That’s one conclusion reached by Robert Wood, a pediatric allergy expert at Johns Hopkins, and colleagues in a recent study.
WOOD: The other thing we found was that the old notion that if you hadn’t outgrown your allergy by a certain age the die was cast and it would never happen is incorrect, and we have large numbers who are still outgrowing their allergies into adolescence and adulthood, so the final numbers still showed that 80 to 90% of milk and egg allergy are outgrown, it’s just you don’t hit that 80 to 90% mark until age 16, 17, or 18. :28
So perhaps when children reach college their milk and egg allergies will be a thing of the past. I’m Elizabeth Tracey reporting.