Outgrowing milk allergies may take longer than expected

March 21, 2011 1:37:57 PM PDT
A new study finds just over a third of children outgrew a milk allergy within 30 months. That's in conflict with earlier studies that found a much higher percentage of children outgrowing the allergy fairly quickly.

Authors of the study say these new findings should serve as a message to parents not to expect their child to outgrow the milk allergy by the time they start school. It's being presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology meeting.