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  • It is reported that 8% of U.S. children have a food allergy, some of them severe enough to be considered life threatening. Approximately 125 people die in the U.S. every year from food allergies. Peanut allergy is the most common cause of death from food allergies. There are even kids with multiple food allergies. One of the kids I met through the peanut allergy study I am in, is severely allergic to more than 5 different foods!

    Approximately 90% of all food allergy reactions can be attributed to the following foods: eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts and wheat. Since 2006, food makers have been required to clearly state on food labels (after or adjacent to the list of ingredients) whether their products contain these eight most common food allergens. But you can not rely on food labels alone. Did you know that "arachis" is an alternative term for peanut or that many restaurants add peanut butter to their sauces or chili as a thickening agent?

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June 27, 2010

Comments

Lisa

Any news since last June? How is he doing? Has his IgE dropped below 2?

Lisa

Any updates since last summer? How are you doing now?

Amy

I've never heard of this type of treatment. I am very interested to see if the de-sensitization works!

Tanya

My son also has a peanut allergy confirmed by a blood test. He is currently 4 and I am very interested in the studies they are doing reducing their reactions. Do you know if there are any similar studies in Dallas. I have been searching and have not come upon one yet. Thank you!

Gwen Bender

I am so excited to have found your blog. My son is 4 and a half and has been in an NIH sponsored study at Johns Hopkins since he was 9 months old. We go for our annual testing next week and I always ask what's the latest and greatest research. Last year they were selecting kids 6 and up to do a study like you are doing. I definately will ask next week. We still have a year to go before he is six to be in a study like yours. They said we would not have a problem getting in because of all of the data they have on my son so far. I am so excited and happy for your family!! You have really given the rest of us great hope!

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