in #CASE you missed it… Peanut Allergy Treatment Is Showing Promise
A new treatment for peanut allergies is showing promising results and the FDA is now reviewing it.
While not a cure, it's helped two-thirds of the children who participated in the study eat at least two peanuts with no ill-effects. While that may not sound like much, it could potentially let kids with the life threatening allergy not have to worry about occasional accidental exposure to peanuts.
The details of the months-long treatment program were published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, carried out at Arkansas Children's Hospital, gradually exposed allergy sufferers to increasing amounts of a peanut powder. Some participants experienced stomach cramps and other allergy symptoms during the treatment, but their tolerance was eventually increased.
That could mean the end to having to carry EpiPens for thousands of families.