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New guidelines to feed peanuts to babies to prevent peanut allergy – Details here from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Introduce complementary foods earlier to prevent allergy: paediatricians – Canadian Paediatric Society Jan 24 2019
Problems with the early introduction of peanuts …
Asher’s Medical Journey to a Cure – GoFundMe – https://www.gofundme.com/asher039s-medical-journey-to-a-cure
“Our pediatrician encouraged us to introduce peanut butter early (a fairly new American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation). We fed Asher a pea-size amount of peanut butter. He developed a rash immediately and began to vomit. A trip to the allergist confirmed what we already suspected: Asher is allergic to peanut butter and needs to avoid even the smallest amount. Additional testing found that he also has an egg allergy.”
Share with ER docs hospitals! When my baby had a bad reaction at 10 mos the ER doc @stjoestoronto reprimanded me for giving her nuts so early. When I said the guidelines said to introduce at 6 months he told me not to believe what I read on the internet https://t.co/TrCaNqwy2u
— Robyn Doolittle (@robyndoolittle) January 24, 2019
FDA approves Aimmune drug as first treatment for peanut allergy – “Over several months, patients prescribed Palforzia are gradually given doses that begin at the equivalent of 1/600th of a peanut and eventually reach up to 300 mg of peanut protein. … Aimmune set the list price of Palforzia at $890 per month, or nearly $11,000 per year.”
‘Anxiety’ and ‘desperation’ drives families to US for food allergy treatment – “Australia has a significant incidence of allergies, with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute estimating one in 10 infants experience food allergies. The ‘identify and avoid’ option, which is the main focus for management in Australia, was not enough for the Jessops. Like many other Australian families, they are searching for hope — which for them is located about 13,000 kilometres away. The family has temporarily relocated to Utah in the United States to take part in oral immunotherapy for up to a year, a treatment which is in clinical trial phase in Australia. Unsurprisingly, the move did not come cheaply, with the family expecting to be set back about $150,000.”
The Southern California Food Allergy Institute – “Our goal is simple – for all children to safely eat whatever they want.”
Peanut allergies: Research shows ‘oral immunotherapy’ is safe for preschoolers – “Allergists and the medical community as a whole must stop confusing parents with endless mixed messages about OIT both within and outside of research. The fact is, many allergists are already offering OIT outside of research. In our current era of basing medical treatment decisions on a comparison of risks versus benefits, there is simply no one-size-fits-all approach.”
Local doctor develops new treatment for combating food allergies – “Chris Ryan never imagined he would one day experience the taste of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The U.S. Marine Corp rejected the 18-year-old because of his peanut allergy, specially due to concerns regarding potential health risks from peanuts present in military meal kits. Shortly after that, Ryan decided to take matters into his own hands. ‘I came to see Dr. Tran because it’s been a lifelong dream of mine to join the military, and he said ‘OK, we’ll get you on this treatment,’ Ryan said. Dr. Dat Q. Tran of the Innovative Allergy Clinic has developed a treatment called Eat Freely, which helps patients slowly build a tolerance to foods they’re normally allergic to. The program requires participants to consume their allergies in small dosages over time.”
Peanut allergy cured in majority of children in immunotherapy trial – Australian researchers hail breakthrough after ‘life-changing’ tolerance persists for up to four years
Cracking the peanut allergy – TechKnow investigates what’s fuelling the spike in food-related allergies and whether science can cook up a cure.
Traditional herbal treatments for food allergies & asthma – Dr. Xiu-Min Li FAHF-2 2011 New York Daily News
Chinese Medicine for Food Allergies – Innovative Science for a Modern Epidemic
Green Country families try experimental procedure to stop food allergies – oral immunotherapy
FDA Mulls Parameters for Allergy Therapies – Researching allergy treatments tough in young children and infants (2016)
Medical Journal Articles
Acute Anti-IgE Effect of Topical Application of Formulation of Herbal Extracts in a Peanut Allergic Murine Model – “Berberine and indigo naturalis extracts suppress IgE production by a human B cell line.”
Nigella sativa Supplementation Improves Asthma Control and Biomarkers: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial – “This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial demonstrated that NSO supplementation improves asthma control with a trend in pulmonary function improvement. This was associated with a remarkable normalization of blood eosinophlia. Future studies should follow asthmatics for longer periods in a multicentre trial.”
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