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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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July 27, 2012

Comments

gratefulfoodie

This is incredible news. Thank you for sharing. I will share this site with others.

I hope you celebrated well and congratulations!

HelicopterFather

Hi Bo's Parents!

What was the level of Bo's reaction to peanuts before he began treatment? Was it off the charts like our son's (how do they rate it, 4+ I believe?), or somewhat less?

We are reluctant to do the treatment due to the high risks for our severely allergic child (isn't that ironic?) and the treatment still being new and unproven (at least 5 or 6 years ago it was, when we last considered the treatment).

Jennifer from MN

This is awesome! It gives me hope for my daughter.

Susan

Please thank Bo. My son is in a program in Tulsa, OK. that would not have been possible without all the hard work that Bo, his parents, and the medical team has done. Originally, the team thought it would take 6-7 months to reach maintenance dose but it has gone so well that we are looking at maintenance dose in 4 to 6 more weeks. We began the end of May 2012, 3 months total. God is Good, always!

Bo's Parents

Yes we did multiple food challenges, blood tests and skin allergy tests before, during and after Bo's peanut allergy desensitization treatment study at Arkansas Childern's Hospital in Little Rock.

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