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8 most common allergies

Diagnosing a childhood allergy isn't easy. Here are the ones your kids may encounter.

By Lisa Bendall
8 most common allergies

8 most common allergies

Milk allergy

A 2007 study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology found that 42 percent of kids outgrow their milk allergy by age eight.

Read more on how food allergies are triggered here.

8 most common allergies

Shellfish allergy

A fish or shellfish allergy usually develops later in life; sufferers aren't likely to outgrow it.

Read about how to improve the quality of life for chronic allergy sufferers here.

8 most common allergies

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Soy allergy

A soy allergy is most common in infants, beginning around three months of age.

Read up on the signs that your child might have allergies, here.

8 most common allergies

Tree nuts allergy

This category includes almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, pistachios, pecans and cashews.

Should you test your child for allergie? Find out here.

8 most common allergies

Ragweed allergy

Mid-August through October is high season for ragweed allergies.

Find out how to tell the difference between a cold and allergies here.

8 most common allergies

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Bee allergy

If your child is allergic to honeybees, he's unlikely to be allergic to wasps, hornets and other vespids.

Find out how to prepare your child for allergy testing here.

8 most common allergies

Wheat allergy

A childhood wheat allergy usually disappears by age five.

Here are the different types of allergy tests.

8 most common allergies

Peanut allergy

Cookies, baked goods, candy, ice cream and sauces have a high cross-contamination risk with nuts and peanuts.

Can parents prevent peanut allergies? Find out here.

8 most common allergies

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8 most common allergies
This article was originally published on Apr 04, 2012

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