Over the past 2 years, there have been some significant advances in the research on food allergies. With every 1 in 13 school-aged children having a food allergy, we need some answers!
There are several different trials ongoing with peanut dust and peanut flour, mostly being done in New York and at Duke University, where anaphylactic children are being given small amounts of peanut flour in different forms and building up to a maintenance dose. As long as they take this dose every day, they are tolerating accidental ingestions of peanut with mild symptoms and no anaphylaxis! The FDA has fast-tracked a “peanut patch” to see if this tolerance can be induced in non-oral form as well. Exciting!
Our Dedication to Treating Food Allergies
As the research changes, I pledge to continue to follow these studies closely and adjust my recommendations in practice accordingly. Each treatment plan is individualized to the patient, their history, and their testing. I have a passion for food allergies and love the exciting things going on, but at the end of the day I want to be sure I keep things safe for my patients!