peanut allergy

Guidelines for life after LEAPAs the number of infants and children developing peanut allergy continues to grow, so does the need for pediatricians and other primary care providers to understand current recommendations on how best to prevent this allergy.
New guidelines for early peanut exposureNew recommendations for infant exposure to peanuts to prevent peanut allergy address something many pediatricians have long suspected: Early exposure to peanuts, even in infants that have eczema, could prevent development of peanut allergy.
Kids with asthma unknowingly may have peanut reactionResearchers recommend parents of children with asthma also get tested for a sensitivity for peanuts, which could serve as a trigger.
Study finding turns peanut-allergy avoidance strategy on its headEating peanuts in the first year of life dramatically reduces the likelihood that an infant at moderate risk for peanut allergy will develop the allergy, a randomized controlled trial in the United Kingdom showed.
Immunotherapy for food allergy: Promise and progress
Immunotherapy for food allergy: Promise and progressAllergen-specific immunotherapy, although still experimental, is becoming an area of active research for treatment of food allergy in children.
Peanuts, eggs given early could prevent allergiesIntroducing peanuts, eggs, and cow’s milk into babies’ diets when they are aged as young as 4 months might actually prevent allergies to these foods from developing.
Food elimination diets restrict kids’ growthChildren with allergies who are treated with food elimination diets are at risk for impaired nutrition and growth compared with their peers, says new research presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology meeting last week in San Antonio, Texas.
Sublingual immunotherapy treats peanut allergyA multicenter clinical trial of a new sublingual immunotherapy has shown promise in desensitizing severe allergic reaction to peanut powder.