Food Allergy Alert
By Health Day
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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