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Looking for answers! Can a child outgrow a PA?
Hi all! I'm looking for some answers.
When my daughter was 7 1/2 years old she was diagnosed with a peanut allergy via a blood test AND a skin test. During the skin test, the site for the peanut allergen reacted almost immediately and grew a rather impressive welt.
(As a small child from about age 3 to age 5 she would also be physically sick several hours after eating peanut butter, but we didn't ever think it might be an allergic reaction. Duh.)
Now, today...she had an allergy retest via a skin test. And, all of her food allergies showed up as a 0 (on a scale of 0-5). This includes the peanuts, along with corn, soy and sesame seeds.
Is it possible for all food allergies to just 'disappear', even a peanut allergy? The physician's assistant and nurse were like "oh it's not a big deal" and even said "wow! that's the second time that's happened today!"
I pushed back and demanded that they figure out how this happened, so we are going through a blood test for peanuts and all nuts.
Has this ever happened to anyone? Can a peanut allergy just vanish in 18 months?
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