Outgrowing food allergies: Q&A with Professor Adam Fox

Date recorded: 30th April 2021 

“Will my child grow out of their food allergies and how can I improve the chance of that happening?” They’re questions we’re asked time and time again here at The Allergy Team and talking them through can bring some comfort to families living with food allergies, even if there’s no definitive “yes” or “no” answer.

As parents or carers we are often desperate to know if there’s something we can do to help our child outgrow their allergy, does exposure to allergens increase or decrease the likelihood of that happening and why are some food allergies more commonly outgrown than others? In this hour-long Q&A Professor Adam Fox, one of the UK’s leading paediatric allergists and President of The British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology addresses all these questions and more.

Adam Fox is Professor of Paediatric Allergy at King’s College London and a Consultant Paediatric Allergist at Evelina London Children’s Hospital (Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust), the UK’s largest specialist children’s allergy centre. 

During this Q&A he also shares tips on weaning a food allergic baby and gives his thoughts on the latest food allergy research and treatments, such as immunotherapy and de-sensitisation.

The live Q&A was held on 30th April 2021 but you can watch again here.

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