BBC News – Peanut allergies tackled in largest ever trial: “Twenty out of 23 sufferers in an earlier study became able to eat more than 30 peanuts safely.”
I think, as a mom, to not have that fear lurking whenever you try a new food or eat at a restaurant or party would be worth using my child as a guinea pig. Imagine if in 5 or 10 years most children entering kindergarten were “cured” of peanut allergies? What a wonderful thing.
That is good news — we've been watching and waiting as we have one with peanut allergies. Unfortunately he also has tree nut allergies, so I don't think we'll ever be able to stop worrying.
The thing I worry about with the publicity is people trying their own experiment at home.
A friend of mine who is a doctor had mentioned this therapy. I'm hopeful as I have 2 with peanut allergies. I wonder if they could do the same with tree nuts. It follows the same basic principle. One of my girls also has a tree nut allergy.