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Date: 03/16/09 09:00 AM

44 Responses to Experiment Helps 5 Children Lose Peanut Allergy

  1. Profile photo of LittleMissQT
    LittleMissQT Female 18-29
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    March 16, 2009 at 6:46 am
    Link: Experiment Helps 5 Children Lose Peanut Allergy - A few kids now are allergy-free thanks to a scary treatment, tiny amounts of the very food that endangered them.
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    SHadowT1988 Male 18-29
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    March 16, 2009 at 9:12 am
    yay
  3. Profile photo of Ikchen
    Ikchen Female 18-29
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    March 16, 2009 at 9:38 am
    Awesome! \o/ I love peanuts!
    Were that M&Ms?
  4. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    March 16, 2009 at 10:08 am
    Awesome.

    My sis has a peanut allergy.

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    marencolleen Female 18-29
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    March 16, 2009 at 10:16 am
    makes sense. build immunity. i still can only eat peanutbutter toast
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    videogamer Male 18-29
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    March 16, 2009 at 10:49 am
    Can this same treatment be adapted to treat shellfish allergies?
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    Emily55 Female 18-29
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    March 16, 2009 at 11:15 am
    That`s the same way to get rid of other allergies, like pets, mold, pollen, etc. Except you don`t eat it, it`s injected. Takes a long time though...
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    March 16, 2009 at 11:16 am
    Old news dude.
  9. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
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    March 16, 2009 at 11:38 am
    this is drating rediculous, how had people not figured this out till now, thats how u become immune to ANYTHING limited exposure over a long time. except the obvious exceptions, poisons, radiation, etc... it would prolly work the same but its not likely someones gunna try.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    March 16, 2009 at 11:48 am
    dragosal, what about my allergy to grass and sulfa? Oh and can you cure my Springtime allergies as well, please? I`m really stuffed up and I sneeze all the time.
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    March 16, 2009 at 11:54 am
    "
    this is drating rediculous, how had people not figured this out till now, thats how u become immune to ANYTHING limited exposure over a long time. except the obvious exceptions, poisons, radiation, etc... it would prolly work the same but its not likely someones gunna try."

    dragosal, do you know ANYTHING about the immune system? We make immunities by making antibodies to antigens that are released by toxins or are attached to certain bacteria and viruses. However, peanut allergies are an OVERREACTION. we can make antibodies for them, but all they do is go along with this overreaction. antibodies have NO effect whatsoever on overreactions, because they`re in a completely different category. It`s the histamines and prostaglandins we have to learn to control. Perhaps there are cases like these where it does work. But generally that`s not how it works

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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    March 16, 2009 at 11:57 am

    poisons are antigens, so no, it`s not an obvious exception. it is an obvious example. please learn before you post like an idiot.

    Please leave science to the experts, they usually know what they`re doing. Not always, but usually.


    And also, allergies cannot be cured through injections, or else nobody would really be allergic to things like pollen or iv rays. some people acquire allergies later in life. Allergenic reactions are overreactions of the immune system, they have nothing to do with building up immunities. Sometimes your body can get used to it, but stop thinking it`s the typical "oh this is so obvious they`ll grow a resistance in like 2 days"

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    wtmac Male 30-39
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    March 16, 2009 at 11:59 am
    ugh, allergies suck. I`m allergic to pollen, tuna, salmon, soy products, penicillin, most any kind of raw vegetables, tree nuts, and probably a dozen other things I just haven`t encountered yet... oddly enough I am able to eat peanuts without any reaction ;)
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    March 16, 2009 at 12:00 pm
    Drag, joo got pwned!
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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    March 16, 2009 at 12:01 pm
    yay! Peanuts for all!
  16. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
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    March 16, 2009 at 12:03 pm
    haha >.< i try to make the worst points when im pissed off, i need to avoid IAB when im in a bad mood
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    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    March 16, 2009 at 12:48 pm
    How do you think the peanuts will feel?
    Yeah. Think about that.
  18. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    March 16, 2009 at 12:51 pm
    *Hands over his "Professor IAB" card to Caboose*
  19. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
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    March 16, 2009 at 1:15 pm
    Don`t fear the peanut.
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    March 16, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    Yeah I saw some report on this a few weeks ago on my news channel. Only on the one I saw, the parents were like `Oh we were so happy when *kid* could eat a snickers bar like a normal child` or something stupid. They were basically just happy that their kid could now ingest pure crap like all the other fatties. Sigh.

    The priorities of some people I tell ya.

  21. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    March 16, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    sorry if i seem angry. to much work. not good mood. :D
  22. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
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    March 16, 2009 at 1:33 pm
    the parents dont really think about things like that, my nephew cant eat peanuts and eggs(or anything with egg in it) so its a bitch trying to feed the kid lol im sure his dad would gladly get this done for the kid. well if they could get rid of the egg thing
  23. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
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    March 16, 2009 at 1:33 pm
    np lol SEE? bad moods and IAB dont mix :P
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    OhNoeItsElmo Male 13-17
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    March 16, 2009 at 2:50 pm
    its just like that frog in hot water thing.
    If u put a frog in boiling water, its gonna jump out right away, but if u increase the heat gradually, the frog will eventually cook itself to death :P or in this case, get rid of ur allergies
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    March 16, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    Assuming they even had peanut allergy to begin with that is... umpteen generations of humans managed to survive all the million angsts allergies and unsafe playgrounds, before emo metrosexual parents decided to whine and cringe and wrap their kids in bubble wrap at every opportunity.
  26. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
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    March 16, 2009 at 3:53 pm
    ya soft parenting is ruining society. started with hippies and went screaming downhill since then
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    theHUSHSOUND Female 13-17
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    March 16, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    yea, whatever. They can only really give these to people with peanut allergies that aren`t that bad or have a little anaphylactic shock. My brother is extremely allergic to peanuts, and I`m pretty sure this would not work for him. He nearly died when he was 5 and had a little bit of a peanut butter cookie.
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    dexstar Male 18-29
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    March 16, 2009 at 5:01 pm
    this research was done at addenbrookes hospital in the UK a year or 2 ago. i know this becuase i work there (not on that research project however)
    the work done there was using peanut oil or flour (i cant remember which) and was effective to the point of kids being able to eat 18 (i think) peanuts with no reaction
  29. Profile photo of for_serious?
    for_serious? Female 13-17
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    March 16, 2009 at 5:11 pm
    Sometimes allergies go away on thier own, don`t they?
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    madest Male 40-49
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    March 16, 2009 at 5:13 pm
    yep
  31. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    March 16, 2009 at 5:33 pm
    "
    Assuming they even had peanut allergy to begin with that is... umpteen generations of humans managed to survive all the million angsts allergies and unsafe playgrounds, before emo metrosexual parents decided to whine and cringe and wrap their kids in bubble wrap at every opportunity."

    amen to that!

  32. Profile photo of Chancester
    Chancester Male 18-29
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    March 16, 2009 at 5:45 pm
    My friend dared me to eat poison ivy when I was 10, I have never gotten it since he may have been on to something.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    March 16, 2009 at 7:54 pm
    Lion, peanut allergies are something they can medically test for. Usually the smallest amount provoke severe reactions. True kids are soft, but I mean... peanuts can kill, too.
  34. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    March 16, 2009 at 9:41 pm
    I`m oversensitive about allergies Opie, because when I was a kid I was allergic to:
    1. Beestings... and went robbing hives with my uncle all the time, we just planned the route so I could be dropped at the hospital on the way home
    2. Porridge... had to eat it anyway
    3. Strawberries... just ate them anyway and eventually the allergy went away
    4. Oranges... Still am, but I still eat them occasionally cause I like them
    5. Eggs... Ditto as oranges

    So this amazing scientific discovery is no news at all, and it simply is "Live life, and don`t let things hold you back from trying what you like"

    BTW I am still so allergic to beestings that I have to carry an antihistamine injection at all times, cause the main neck arteries swell within seconds to cut off breathing. It doesn`t stop me doing anything.

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    dystopia04 Female 18-29
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    March 16, 2009 at 10:55 pm
    saw that on the news. neato.
  36. Profile photo of maceizballin
    maceizballin Male 13-17
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    March 17, 2009 at 12:10 am
    i take for granted the fact that i can eat peanuts safely.. i think ill make a pb&j sandwich :)
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    tika12001 Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2009 at 2:38 am
    "We`re sorry, this video is no longer available."

    Anyone else getting this?

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    GolfRocks Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2009 at 12:00 pm
    i cant even see the video
  39. Profile photo of gatorade777
    gatorade777 Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2009 at 1:16 pm
    that`s how all allergy shots work. they just aren`t as permanent.
  40. Profile photo of gatorade777
    gatorade777 Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2009 at 1:18 pm
    and lion all the foods you listed aren`t normal allergies so i`m thinking you have a different problem with them than allergies
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2009 at 2:57 pm
    Yay, now they can kiss their boyfriends who just ate peanut-butter!

    Seriously though, that`s cool, but I`m surprised it took this long to figure out.

  42. Profile photo of Slade8
    Slade8 Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2009 at 4:08 pm
    It worked for rabies :\
  43. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2009 at 9:13 am
    Someone did the exact same experiment with snake venom.
  44. Profile photo of Hero774
    Hero774 Male 13-17
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    August 30, 2009 at 12:19 pm
    Now I can finally eat peanuts and peanut butter :D

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