PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR PEANUT ALLERGIES

FCAAIA Notes:  I’m so far behind schedule in updating our website, that this review isn’t such news anymore.  But, it is a good reminder that our approach to feeding infants highly allergenic foods took a 180º turn several years or so ago.

It is now clear that early introduction and continued feeding of peanut and egg (if tolerated) greatly decreases the likelihood of the infant becoming allergic.  Although there are no data that the same thing holds for other foods, we have no reason to believe it does not.

We now know that diversity in an infant’s diet has potential long-term benefits in reducing the incidence of food allergy.

(Source: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/890065?nlid=120739_3821&src=WNL_mdplsfeat_180220_mscpedit_aimm&uac=112079PK&spon=38&impID=1563817&faf=1 Feb. 20, 2018. For Medscape articles: User name: FCAAIA, Password: Allergies)

Abstract

This article reviews the latest recommendations and clinical practice guidelines for peanut allergies among the pediatric population. Recommendations in this paper were compiled using information collected from a variety of publications of accredited professional organizations. Peanut allergies are the body’s response to what it sees to be an unwanted substance in the body. This article focuses on the causes, signs and symptoms, prevention, diagnosis, and management of peanut allergies.

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