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New Studies Reveal And Prove How To Prevent Allergy On Peanuts; Process Could Start At Infancy

By Marion Villareal , Jan 06, 2017 08:57 PM EST
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People's allergy to peanuts has been one of the greatest dismays brought about by anyone who grew up with such. However, a recent study has been conducted that could provide guidelines to be followed to be applied to the infants in order to prevent growing up with the peanut allergy.

Study Conducted To Provide Guidelines That Will Prevent Peanut Allergy From Developing At Infancy

Peanut allergy has affected many children over the years. Thus, some parents have decided not to introduce their children to peanuts so that they can avoid getting the allergy at all. Good news has then come to parents as there has recently been a study that provides guidelines to follow that can prevent the infants from attaining the allergy at a young age. Upon release on the information of that study, parents were anxious to ask their doctors, paediatricians and the like about the entire process.

According to the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that he felt there was a need for pediatrics, family physicians and more to sit down altogether and discuss the guidelines before providing them to the parents. The guidelines are said to be simple and straightforward, meaning they wouldn't be so hard to follow. However, they are divided into three categories.

Peanut Allergy Prevention To Fall Under Three Categories For Infants

Based on the reports made by CNN, the first category is for children who are most likely to develop the peanut allergy as a child, most specifically the ones who have severe asthma and those who have developed an allergy to eggs. For this category, the parents can start to feed the children with food that contains peanuts around the age of four to six months old. However, they are highly recommended to consult an allergist first. The second category falls under those children who are likely to develop an allergy, but not so much, specifically the ones with moderate eczema. Children who fall under this category should be fed with peanuts at the age of six months.

The third category falls under the children who are unlikely to develop an allergy, wherein there is no family history about it or any food allergies. They are the ones safest to feed with peanut-containing foods, based solely on family preference. It is indeed a simple process, however delicate it is and will definitely be a start of preventing the allergies from developing at infancy.

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