Children at risk usually have severe eczema or an aversion
How parents can stop their children developing a deadly nut allergy revealed.
Parents can stop their kids from developing a peanut allergy by feeding them the nuts when they are babies, according to new research.
Children at risk – who also usually have severe eczema or an aversion to eggs – do not develop the allergy when they grow up if they are exposed to peanuts when four to six months old.
But the researchers warn infants should not be given whole nuts because of the dangers of choking.
Dr Stephen Tilles, president of the American College of allergy, asthma and immunology, who contributed to the new study, said: “Peanut allergy has literally become an epidemic in recent years, and now we have a clear roadmap to prevent many new cases moving forward.
“The Learning Early About Peanut allergy (LEAP) study, the study that paved the way for the updated guidelines, has had a dramatic impact on day-to-day patient care.
Children at risk do not develop the allergy when they grow up if they are exposed to peanuts when four to six months old.