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WSJ article re: IgE testing -- might ds have outgrown his allergies?

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I am referencing this article:

http://online.wsj.com/article_email/...jEyNDYyWj.html

I've been wondering about ds's allergies for a while. We figured out he was allergic to wheat and dairy when he was two weeks old and he got very colicky -- eliminating those from my diet quieted him down, and he'd get fussy if I ate them. At six months, we got a blood test that showed he was also allergic to oats, soy, eggs, and peanuts.

When he was a toddler I could really see a behavioral difference if he ate dairy. These days (he's eight) he eats all of these foods (except for peanuts and tree nuts) occasionally with no apparent problem; honestly, I see no difference in him whether he eats them or not. He is a high-energy, high-needs kind of kid and always has been. We still avoid these foods more often than not but I am starting to wonder if it is really necessary. Any thoughts?
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We discussed this article in the chat thread last month -

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...e#post14986438
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