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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
About: Continual food allergy testing necessary for children
Date: 3 November 2004
Source: 14 WFIE
Author: Shannon Samson
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