Research shows about 25% of children with food allergies outgrow them, but they are doing so at an older age, possibly because of the prevalence of multiple allergies, registered dietitian Sherry Coleman Collins writes. The type of allergen also affects when a child outgrows an allergy. An avoidance diet has been a mainstay treatment for food allergies but some researchers have found children outgrow allergies more quickly if they are consistently exposed to small amounts of the allergen.

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