People with peanut allergy must be constantly vigilant to avoid a life-threatening allergy . But researchers report that a replacement drug injection might offer a minimum of temporary protection against the foremost severe reactions.
Just one shot of an experimental antibody treatment allowed people with severe peanut allergy to eat about one peanut’s worth of peanut protein fortnight later, the study found.
The drug is like “a protective blanket” shielding people from accidental peanut exposure, said study senior author Dr. Kari Nadeau, director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University in California.
Peanut allergy affects an estimated 2.5% of yank children, which number has risen sharply over the past decade, consistent with the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).
Children and adults with a peanut allergy are in danger of getting a sudden and severe allergy (anaphylaxis) which will be life-threatening if they consume even small amounts of peanuts.
The problem is that peanuts are in many foods, like candy, cereal, food , sauces, marinades and even in frozen dessert , consistent with the ACAAI.