Oral Immunotherapy: Possibly the key to peanut allergies

Let’s share some good news today:


Food allergies affect many families throughout the world. Prevention is crucial, and there is no cure for food allergies.


Recently, a study was completed that included 146 children (ages 1-3 years) with a history of a known peanut allergy.


One group was given peanut protein flour, while the other was given oat flour.


The children in the treatment group had their dose of peanut protein flour increased throughout the study until they reached an amount equal to 6-8 peanuts. The children then completed an oral food challenge, which revealed that 71% of the kids who had gotten the peanut protein flour were desensitized to peanuts!


I’m excited to see what’s coming over the next few years to treat food allergies.


P.S. DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. FOOD ALLERGIES SHOULD ALWAYS BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY! 🥜

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