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Continual food allergy testing necessary for children

Children need to be regularly tested for their allergies to see if they have outgrown them. Some children are allergic to a wide group of foods and for them it would be a huge benefit if frequent testing meant they could gradually reintroduce some foods. An effective way of testing is to do a food challenge where a child eats a food they have been previously allergic to and they are closely watched over about two hours for any allergic reaction.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by 14 WFIE

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About: Continual food allergy testing necessary for children

Date: 3 November 2004

Source: 14 WFIE

Author: Shannon Samson

URL: http://www.14wfie.com/Global/story.asp?S=2518168&nav=3w6rSj6q

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