Jan 17, 2017

New Recommendation for Treating Peanut Allergy

A pile of peanuts with a card with the word "allergy" on it, on the top of the pileNew guidelines from the NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) in regards to peanut introduction and infants have been officially released. Based on a study called LEAP (Learning Early about Peanut Allergy), introducing peanuts as early as six months old may help prevent a child from developing peanut allergy. However, infants with egg allergy and/or severe eczema may be at higher risk for developing peanut allergy and therefore may need further allergy testing before introduction. For further information in regards to peanut introduction and peanut allergy, please make an appointment with your pediatrician and/or allergist.

Additional information may be found here: http://www.annallergy.org/article/S1081-1206(16)31164-4/pdf

As always, I wish you well and good health.

Regards,
David H. Tottori, M.D.

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