With so many foods containing peanuts or produced in factories that have processed peanut-containing goods, this patch could help provide peace of mind for worried parents. Allergic reactions to peanuts can range from mild symptoms such as stomachache, itchy eyes, and a runny nose, to life-threatening anaphylaxis.
The findings of this recent study are an important step toward a less stressful and scary future for children with peanut allergies and their parents. More studies with larger groups of children are needed before this therapy could be approved for wider use.
Does your child have a peanut allergy? Would you be willing to try this patch?