This Therapy for Peanut Allergy Lasts, Study Finds

german-peanut-butterResearch has suggested that tolerance to peanuts seems to last in kids who are considered high risk for developing a peanut allergy. The children were put through clinical trials and fed peanuts for years. According to Dr. Sherry Farzan, the children maintained the tolerance for a period of a year even if they didn’t eat peanut over that period.

The immune system gets to learn that peanuts are not a threat to the body. The children will not have to keep eating peanuts to maintain the tolerance. This allergy prevention strategy should be carried out by doctors who would know the right amount of peanuts to challenge the immune system.

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http://www.webmd.com/allergies/news/20160304/supervised-exposure-therapy-for-peanut-allergy-lasts-study-finds?page=2

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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS

Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.

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