Nut Allergy News

Peanuts are one of the most common types of food allergens across the world—and one of the most dangerous. Peanut allergies have been on the rise in recent years; it is reported that approximately 2% of all children in the United States already have this food aversion.

A recent study conducted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) has shown that introducing children to peanuts as infants can decrease the likelihood of them developing a peanut allergy later in life. Infants with a family history of eczema or egg allergies are the most at risk, and parents should consider introducing non-solid peanut products as early as four to six months.

Researchers hope this new study will reduce the number of children who develop a reaction to peanuts, as well as give insight into further treatment for those already living with the allergy.

Of course, parents should always refer to an allergist and/or consult a pediatrician before making any dietary changes with your child.

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