Peanuts: Is your child at risk?

Peanuts: Is your child at risk?

Infants at high risk of developing peanut allergy, may be eligible to participate in our Peanut Introduction Program.

Today, almost 3 in 100 Australian children will be allergic to peanuts – more than double the figure just five years ago.

Hospitalisation for food anaphylaxis (a severe and potentially life threatening allergic reaction) has doubled over the past decade in Australia and increased fivefold in young children.

But a landmark study (LEAP – Learning About Peanuts) recently published by the New England Journal of Medicine found that the introduction of peanut protein into the diets of infants at high risk of developing peanut allergy (as opposed to peanut avoidance) was safe and led to an 81% reduction in the subsequent development of the allergy.

Under the direction of Medical Director Professor Pete Smith – one of Australia’s leading allergy specialists, the team at Allergy Medical has established an Peanut Introduction Program targeted at infants between 4 to 11 months old who are at a high risk of developing peanut allergy.

To find out more information and to find out if your child is a suitable candidate, please call Allergy Medical on (07) 3252 3711 or click here to make an appointment online.

No referral from a doctor is necessary.


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