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    Yes yes. Please only do it under medical supervision.

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    One theory is that our body is designed to come in contact with a new food via the digestive system. If a new food comes in contact with the body another way (through broken skin, for example) the immune system thinks that it's a toxin rather than food. My son gets eczema and is allergic to eggs. His paediatrician theorises that because he had broken skin from eczema, he may have come in contact with egg that way before he ate any. I think that's one reason why children who don't start solids until later have a greater risk of allergies - there's more opportunity for foods to come in contact with their immune system in the "wrong" way. Obviously that's not true of all allergies, I personally think that it makes a bit of sense and would explain why some allergies can be grown out of. My son is two and we recently tested him on egg in baked goods and he didn't react. I'm hopeful that he will fully grow out of his allergy in time.


 

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