New Therapy May Cure Peanut Allergy

Oral Immunotherapy for Peanut Allergy

Peanut allergy is a kind of food allergy where a person suffers allergic reactions by eating peanuts or peanut-based products. Studies show that 0.4-0.6% of the population has peanut allergy. The reaction of peanuts on those with allergies are sometimes so severe and fatal that some states banned bringing peanut butter sandwiches for lunch at schools. Modern technology, however, had found a new therapy that may cure peanut allergy. Note that this should only be done UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A DOCTOR. The process is called Oral Immunotherapy. This peanut allergy therapy is done by giving patients small but escalating doses of peanut protein. They will give increasing dose of peanut protein everyday to make the system "immune". The therapy can take up to 8 months but is said to cure peanut allergies. I think this peanut allergy cure is very helpful. It can help the anxious parents, and it can also help in making people enjoy the most delicious sandwich, PB&J!

New Therapy May Cure Peanut Allergy


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