Outgrowing peanut allergy
Hi. My 4.5 year old daughter is Peanut Allergic. She was diagnosed at 18 months. When she turned 4 her allergist had her blood drawn and skin tested again. She was negative for peanuts to both tests! Before we could have a food challenge, we moved to a different state. When we saw her new allergist, she was shocked that we wanted to continue with a food challenge. She said that once you are allergic to peanuts you are always allergic to peanuts and even if she food tested negative she runs the risk of it coming back. She said that the research just wasn't strong enough to support food challenges for kids with peanut allergy. Is this true? Is anyone else who's kid has negative bloodwork and skin test refusing to food challenge them? Is there a standard protocol for this situation set by allergists? If anyone has any information to help us sort this out it would be greatly appreciated!
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