Of the eight most common food allergies found in children; milk, eggs, wheat and soy allergies are the easiest to outgrow. Some children are fortunate enough to outgrow these allergies by the time they are five or six years old. Tree nut and peanut allergies are seen in people of all ages, but only about 20% of children with peanut allergy have outgrown their allergy after 15 years of avoidance. We think the figure for tree nuts is about 10%. People with fish and shellfish allergies usually develop these later in life, although the allergy can be seen at any age and usually stays with the person for life.
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