"Allergies seem to be on the rise, and children aren't outgrowing them as quickly as they used to," says Dr. Scott Sicherer, of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital. "We used to say that 80 or 90 percent of kids would outgrow their egg allergy by the time they were 3
A second study is good news for those who don't outgrown them. Fifty-six percent of allergic kids are able to eat eggs in baked products like cakes and breads. Doctors warn parents not to experiment at home. Instead, they should speak to an allergist about which foods are safe for their child.
About eight-percent of children in the us have food allergies. Eggs are one of the most common causes. Even if your child does not outgrow an egg allergy in childhood, doctors say most kids will no longer be allergic by the time they hit their teens.