Approximately A Third of Pediatricians Fully Follow Guidelines on Peanut Allergy Prevention in Infants

While 93 percent of U.S. pediatricians surveyed were aware of the national guidelines on peanut allergy prevention in infants, only 30 percent were fully implementing the recommended practices and 64 percent reported partial implementation, according to the study published in JAMA Network Open.

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New FDA-Approved Oral Immunotherapy Marks Important Milestone in Peanut Allergy Management

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Palforzia, a peanut powder product designed to help reduce peanut-induced allergic reactions.

Although Palforzia just received FDA approval, Nuvance Health allergists/immunologists have been offering oral immunotherapy (OIT) for various food allergies for five years.

By slowly increasing a person’s tolerance to an allergen over time, OIT can lower the risk of having a severe allergic reaction. This lowered risk may help reduce anxiety for kids with food allergies, as well as their family members and caregivers.

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