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A wearable patch help kids with peanut allergies

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good to know!
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I'm glad I don't have any food allergies. especially peanuts, I feel sorry for all those people who never get to experience the goodness of peanuts.
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This is a man made allergy some kind of way I know it. All of a sudden an entire generation has a peanut allergy and I don't buy it.
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They called the results “modest,” but they add to a growing body of research showing that there are various ways to reduce the danger that a child who is allergic to peanuts will go into a potentially deadly anaphylactic shock.

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A wearable patch that delivers small amounts of peanut protein through the skin shows promise for treating children and young adults with peanut allergy, with greater benefits for younger children, according to the one-year results from an ongoing clinical trial. The treatment, called epicutaneous immunotherapy or EPIT, was safe and well-tolerated, and nearly all participants used the skin patch daily as directed.

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This is genius!! My son has allergies and we had to teach him at a young age to tell people he is allergic to nuts. This is a great way to protect kids who are accidentally exposed.
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The biggest benefit came for those from 4 years old to 11 years old. Participants older than 12 didn't see as much of an effect, the study found.
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The study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, found that nearly half of those treated with the Viaskin Peanut patch for one year were able to consume at least 10 times more peanut protein than they were able to prior to treatment.
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