Peanut allergy in infants can be prevented naturally

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Clinical guidelines have been established aimed at preventing peanut allergy in infants.

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Peanut allergies in kids can be life threatening. Guidelines have been developed to prevent peanut allergies.

Recommendations to prevent peanut allergies have a focus on introducing foods to infants which contain peanuts

NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. reports recommendations to prevent peanut allergies have a focus on introducing foods to infants which contain peanuts. A panel of experts has issued guidelines to assist health care providers in introducing peanut containing foods to infants early in life on order to prevent peanut allergy from developing.

There is no treatment or cure for the growing problem of peanut allergy. People who are suffering from peanut allergy have to be extremely vigilant about the foods which they consume and the environments they enter in order to avoid allergic reactions to peanuts. Peanut allergy can be very severe and life threatening.

Peanut allergy generally develops during childhood

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Peanut allergy generally develops during childhood and may last throughout adult life. However it has been observed by researchers that the development of peanut allergy can be prevented via the introduction of foods into the diet which contain peanuts during infancy.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. says constant vigilance is necessary to live with peanut allergy. Lives can be improved and saved by preventing peanut allergy from developing. Health care costs can also be lowered this way.

Infants are seen as being at high risk for developing peanut allergy when they already suffer from egg allergy, severe eczema, or both. It is recommended by this panel that peanut containing foods be introduced into the diets of these kids as early as 4 to 6 months of age to lower the risk of developing peanut allergy.

The panel of experts has suggested that infants who suffer from mild to moderate eczema should have foods which contain peanuts introduced into their diets when they are about 6 months old in order to lower the risk of peanut allergy. And for infants who do not have any food allergy or eczema, they should have foods which contain peanuts introduced freely into their diets.

Infants should always be started on other foods which are solid

Infants should always be started on other foods which are solid prior to being introduced to foods which contain peanuts. It has been found in clinical trials regular peanut consumption which was started during infancy and which continued until 5 years of age led to an 81 percent decrease in the development of peanut allergy in infants who were seen as being at high risk because they already suffered from severe eczema, egg allergy or both.

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has published this study. Food allergy is a very significant public health problem which affects kids and adults and which can be extremely severe or even life threatening. The recommended guidelines for the early introduction of foods which contain peanuts should be followed. This offers a great way to help protect kids from developing allergies to peanuts.

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