Before we uncork the champagne bottles, here is important information regarding the recent study where infants were fed small amounts of peanut allergen to try to prevent future life-threatening allergies. This is just one study that must be repeated before any conclusions can be drawn. Parents should certainly not start feeding high risk infants peanuts at home. Read all the details:
In a frightening survey sponsored by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), results showed there are huge gaps in knowledge of allergens and symptoms of anaphylaxis among emergency room doctors, pediatricians, family medicine practitioners and even allergists/immunologists. This makes it even more important for parents to educate themselves in order to be strong advocates for their children who have severe food or other allergies.
New Survey Reveals Deficiencies in Care for Patients with Severe Allergic Reactions
January 15, 2015
by Kids With Food Allergies.
Knowledge gaps especially apparent for primary care and emergency physicians, often on front line in treatment for anaphylaxis
There’s exciting news from Melbourne, Australia where researchers at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute gave about 30 allergic children a daily dose of peanut protein together with a probiotic in an increasing amount over an 18-month period. At the end of the trial 80% of the participants could eat peanuts without any reaction.
Following the article in last month’s newsletter about kids with allergies being bullied, here are some very helpful tips from parents and other experts if your child is facing this situation.