According to a study of the latest treatment for peanut allergy which was held in Australia reports that an immune-based therapy can help children from peanuts allergy without any reactions.
Food allergies have grown unexpectedly in recent decades, with peanut allergy one the most deadly. Peanut allergy is the most common cause of anaphylaxis which is a life-threatening allergic reaction, and one of the most common causes of death from a food allergy.
The study, published in journal Lancet Child and Adolescent Health says that combined probiotic and peanut oral produces immunotherapy that was designed to train the children’s immune systems to accept the peanut allergen. The treatment is formulated to reprogram the immune system’s response to peanuts and ultimately improve the children’s tolerance to the food.
Children were given a probiotic, with a peanut protein, daily for 18 months. After one month later while testing, 80% could tolerate peanuts without any allergic symptomsand after four years, 70% of them were still able to eat peanuts without suffering any side-effects.
Prof Tang said it was the first time a treatment for peanut allergy had been shown to be effective for this long.
The significance of this finding is that these children were able to eat peanuts like children who don’t have a peanut allergy and still preserve their tolerant state, safeguarded against reactions to peanuts. The study really did seem to prove that the probiotic-peanut therapy worked.
The new research provides, more, confirmation that to treat peanut allergy, we can use peanuts and can re-train the immune system to be less allergic.