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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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May 01, 2016


Bo's Parents

We no longer have Bo tested because he has been cured of his peanut allergy for the past four years with no issues and no diet restrictions of any kind. As for his IgE, levels it did not improve in year one of the treatment because it turned out he got placebo in year one. It began to improve slowly over time over years 2,3, and 4 of his treatments when he was receiving actual peanut flour instead of placebo.


Great story! Thank you for doing this Bo, your braveness encouraged many of us start OIT! Do you still monitor his igE and can you please comment on his levels over time? Thank you!


I just have to say thank you for clearing the path for the rest of us! I was absolutely speachless when I read this. My son is in his 2nd month of OIT and reading your story only strengthens my hope for the future! Do you mind if I ask, does he still follow a rest period after eating peanuts? And does he now test negative on blood or skin tests? Thanks again for sharing your story. Just amazing!

Gail Frank

Thank you so much for the update! GO BO! You and your story give hope to the thousands of followers in our Facebook OIT groups. #OITworks

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