It has been stated by numerous authorities that presenting allergy-inducing food to babies at a certain stage in their lives will ensure that they will not develop the allergy. This is especially true if a family member has an existing condition. The daring announcement of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is going to be a step away from the norm.
Parents who will try the method suggested by the givers of the joint statement should have a close correspondence with Arizona allergy and asthma experts. As yet, this method does not have solid scientific findings to back it up. That’s why it is imperative that once the child has been introduced to one of the eight common allergy-inducing foods at such a stage, skin tests and other methods of diagnosis will have to be administered to determine the results and take appropriate action.
Twelve of the children were eventually able to eat the equivalent of 10 peanuts a day even after they went off the drug, according to the findings published in the December issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Although this new study has yielded mostly positive results, the scientists do admit that the research is still in its infancy stages and that a permanent cure for peanut allergies may still be far off. For now, the best way to avoid severe allergic reactions caused by peanuts is simply to avoid consuming them. If you would like to learn more about how to help your child avoid exposure to allergens, do not hesitate to consult a Phoenix immunologist or allergist for more information.
Food allergies are very common in children. In fact, allergy experts from the non-profit organization FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) estimate that one child out of every thirteen in the United States suffers from some form of food allergy. The most common food allergens include milk, eggs, nuts, seafood, soy, and wheat.
Most of the time, the only way to deal with allergies is to avoid allergens and to take proper medication. However, certain allergens, such as ragweed pollen, are virtually impossible to avoid. If you are tired of suffering from allergies every day, be sure to consult an experienced Phoenix allergist, such as Dr. Fadia Habib-Khazen, to see what other allergy treatment options are available to you.