Peanut and other nut allergy
Patients with these allergies are at a higher risk than most of having a severe reaction in the future. Even some patients who have only ever had a mild reaction can later have a severe one, so it is worthwhile being checked to ensure you do everything you can to make your risk as low as possible.
Somewhat ironically, it is usually patients who have had a food allergy for several years and believe they are in control of their allergy who are at the highest risk of a future severe reaction.
At least 20% of children with a peanut allergy, and at least 10% of children with a tree nut allergy will outgrow their allergy. We usually recommend your child come to be checked every 1-2 years to see if they are showing signs of decreasing allergy.