Ngebray.com,- Scientist in Australia report that an immune-based therapy helped children allergic to peanuts, eat them without reactions for four years. An earlier study combined probiotics with small doses of peanuts that were designed to gradually train the children’s immune systems to accept the peanut allergen. 82% of those receiving the combination therapy significantly reduced their allergic reactions.
In the follow-up, which tracked the children for four years after the combination therapy, 67% of those who got the probiotic and peanut therapy were comfortable eating peanuts. But it may be too early to call this a cure. Researchers didn’t compare the effect of the probiotics themselves. But the new findings provide even more evidence that using peanuts to treat peanut allergies can be effective.
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