Researchers Have Cured The Majority Of Kids Of Their Peanut Allergy

Submitted by: normalfreak2 1 month ago in Science


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Australian researchers from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute have test results that show they might actually have way to cure children of their peanut allergies.

A small clinical study, published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health Journal, tested the effects of a treatment called probiotic and peanut oral immunotherapy (PPOIT). According to The Guardian, the treatment is intended to reprogram the way that immune systems respond to peanuts. Basically, children were given a probiotic (Lactobacillus rhamnosus, if you're curious) in combination with increasing amounts of peanut protein.
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Male 1,682
Have read about a similar cure, its just feed them small amounts of peanut butter in increasing amounts after a while shebang there not allergic any more has a very high success rate. Of course this is done under a doctors supervision. Sounds to me like when my mom said eat it you'll get to like it.
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i saw an interview several years ago with the dr. who "saved" africa from starving. he had created what he called "the buddy-bar" which was made up of flour, syrup and peanutbutter all rolled together. somebody in the audience asked "what about the kids with the peanut allergies" his response was there were none
this leads me to believe when u r starving u r not allergic to any food. lol 
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Male 1,018
Unfortunately for trump supporters, the cure for stupid is a long ways away.
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Male 39,929
marsii  The cure for stupid 

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Male 6,077
Now, if they could just find a way to cure my wife's penis allergy...
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Male 3,441
bliznik (on cellphones and their manufacturing) "You have a choice...you could have candles and horses and be a little kinder to each other or you can let someone suffer immeasurably far away just so you can leave a mean comment on YouTube while talking a shit"
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Male 1,511
kalron27 and make the rest of us suffer having to read the dumbass YouTube comments. Double suffering!
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Male 859
This therapy might help borderline cases, but not many that are anaphylactic. My son was in for preliminary testing for the challenge portion (the second part of the above therapy) and the initial test was supposed to see if his system would react to a microdose  of the protein.  He was given it and was told to see how he felt after 15 mins.  In thirty seconds he reported a strong feeling and at two minutes he was violently sick.  He was told that he didn't qualify for further testing, as he was unsuitable for the allergy study.
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Male 20,916
punko Did your doctors figure out what your son is allergic to? You mention protein. Did they have any explanations or is it just something that happens?
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Male 859
fancylad Sorry if it wasn't clear, it was peanut.
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Male 20,916
punko Ah, OK -- just wondering. It's odd that scientists haven't pin-pointed the cause. 
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Male 20,916
Question: Does anyone have a theory about why the peanut allergy exists? Google has let me down with a bunch of ideas, but I couldn't find anything concrete.

Also, deez nutz.
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Male 341
fancylad Maybe this general explanation will be helpful: How Does an Allergic Response Work?
Lots of information in Natural history of food allergies.
Also here's a study named: "The natural history of peanut allergy" (2001).
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Male 4,152
fancylad There are two answers that can satisfy most questions. 
1). That depends.
2). Money.

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Female 1,605
fancylad It certainly is a mystery. There is part of me that agrees with skeeter01, but you can't test that theory and send someone to the hospital!  lol
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Male 367
fancylad Yes, munchausen by proxy.  That, and attention-seeking.  Same goes with gluten allergies.  Humans survived for 10,000 years eating wheat products, and now everybody seems to have a gluten allergy?

Sure, there are some legit allergies to these things out there, but I'm certain those are FAR more rare than the 10 or so kids in my kids' classes of 25 that are allergic to peanuts and gluten.  
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Male 1,511
skeeter01 I've been wondering that myself. The rise of peanut, tree nut, and gluten allergies. Also the massive (no pun intended) obesity epidemic not to mention the sharp rise in diabetes. Something is terribly wrong and most people seem oblivious to the problem, let alone some kind of explanation or remedy.
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