Food Allergy Alert

By Health Day


If your child suffers from egg allergies...there's good news. Two new studies suggest many can tolerate eggs...and some can even outgrow the common allergy.

First... research out of Philadelphia...where patients were selected for a food allergy challenge...essentially trying the test food in prepared products. The baked goods contained three eggs in a standard bread or cake recipe, baked at 350-degrees for a minimum of 30-minutes. 56-percent of the allergic children were able to tolerate the eggs in the baked goods.

In a second study some children were shown to have outgrow their egg allergy. A randomized survey was done across the U.S. between June 2009 to February 2010. Among the 40-thousand children surveyed, more than 21-hundred cases of food allergy were identified for children older than 10.

Out of eight common food allergens, children most commonly outgrew egg allergy at a rate of 55-percent. Odds were better for boys to outgrow an allergy, but it wasn't clear as to why.

However, the more severe the reaction to a food the less likely a child was to outgrow it.

A note of caution: remember not to give a child a food he or she is allergic to without medical clearance to do so.

I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the news that can help keep your family healthy.

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