Experiment Helps 5 Children Lose Peanut Allergy

Submitted by: littlemissqt 8 years ago in Science

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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Male 13
Now I can finally eat peanuts and peanut butter :D
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Male 2,050
Someone did the exact same experiment with snake venom.
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Male 949
It worked for rabies :\
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Female 4,028
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.

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Male 1,193
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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Male 1,193
that`s how all allergy shots work. they just aren`t as permanent.
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Male 151
i cant even see the video
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Female 324
"We`re sorry, this video is no longer available."

Anyone else getting this?

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Male 904
i take for granted the fact that i can eat peanuts safely.. i think ill make a pb&j sandwich :)
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Female 1,082
saw that on the news. neato.
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Male 8,302
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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Female 15,763
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.
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Male 32
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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Male 1,204
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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!

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Male 7,378
yep
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Female 1,403
Sometimes allergies go away on thier own, don`t they?
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Male 89
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
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Female 541
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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Male 1,629
ya soft parenting is ruining society. started with hippies and went screaming downhill since then
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Male 8,302
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.
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Male 92
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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Male 1,629
np lol SEE? bad moods and IAB dont mix :P
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Male 1,629
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
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Male 1,204
sorry if i seem angry. to much work. not good mood. :D
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Female 1,677
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.

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Female 4,039
Don`t fear the peanut.
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Male 4,547
*Hands over his "Professor IAB" card to Caboose*
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Male 2,788
How do you think the peanuts will feel?
Yeah. Think about that.
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Male 1,629
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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Female 1,653
yay! Peanuts for all!
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Male 3,425
Drag, joo got pwned!
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Male 436
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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Male 1,204

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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Male 1,204
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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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Male 9,306
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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Male 1,629
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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Male 3,425
Old news dude.
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Female 125
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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Male 3,014
Can this same treatment be adapted to treat shellfish allergies?
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Female 531
makes sense. build immunity. i still can only eat peanutbutter toast
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Male 4,547
Awesome.

My sis has a peanut allergy.

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Female 26
Awesome! \o/ I love peanuts!
Were that M&Ms?
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Male 233
yay
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Female 1,338
Link: Experiment Helps 5 Children Lose Peanut Allergy [Rate Link] - 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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