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Old 04-27-2008, 10:46 AM   #11
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I'm really curious about the current state of allergy awareness. My niece is severely allergic to peanuts and when we are out together, I have to keep the syringe available in case she goes into shock.

However, when I was a child (40+ years ago), my parents were told I was allergic to wheat and cow dairy. I was raised on rice and goat milk.

But -- and this is the big question -- there was a point in my teens when I mistakingly ate something with wheat and realized I was fine. Then I sampled some cow milk; no seizures! Now I have NO allergies whatsoever and it seriously makes me wonder about the severity of allergies in children and if studies are being done about growing out of allergies as I have.
From what I've read, a large percentage of children with these sorts of food allergies outgrow them in their teens. Something to do with hormonal changes during puberty.
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:51 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Knitting_Guy View Post
From what I've read, a large percentage of children with these sorts of food allergies outgrow them in their teens. Something to do with hormonal changes during puberty.
Yes, but don't be surprised to find it comes back in your 30's or 40's. That is common for Celiac Sprue.

Although I don't deal with it any longer (my x had it bad) I do recall being surprised to find out we had to even stay away from caramel color.
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Yes, but don't be surprised to find it comes back in your 30's or 40's. That is common for Celiac Sprue.

Although I don't deal with it any longer (my x had it bad) I do recall being surprised to find out we had to even stay away from caramel color.
Yeah it does seem that celiac allergies are more ingrained.
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