Prognosis for Food Allergies

Food allergies often can be successfully managed. In some cases, food allergies that develop in young children (e.g., milk allergy, egg allergy) are outgrown.

However, each year in the United States more than 150 people die as a result of an allergic reaction to food. Most of these deaths are related to peanut allergies.

Food Allergy Research

Ongoing research is being conducted to accurately determine the prevalence of food allergies worldwide. Using the results of these studies, better guidelines will be developed to reduce allergic reactions in people who have food allergies.

Publication Review By: Stanley J. Swierzewski, III, M.D.

Published: 20 Oct 2008

Last Modified: 23 Dec 2014