Peanut Allergy

Peanut allergy is basically a kind of food allergy in which the allergy is due to a food protein. A lot of people actually suffer from peanut allergy due to an immune response by the body against the dietary substance in the peanuts.

Peanut allergy includes many a symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, hives, and asthma. Many a time’s peanut allergy can prove to be fatal also due to anaphylactic shock which can further lead to impediment of the airways or heart failure.

Researchers have found out that women who are in the habit of peanut intake while they are pregnant are in fact actually putting their children at a greater risk for peanut allergy.

Certain food stuffs
are capable to increase the amount of risk of a child to have a peanut allergy. This food stuff is likely to be eggs or milk. Other factors like having family members who also have peanut allergy are more likely to be hot by the trouble.

The researcher Scott H. Sicherer at Mount Sinai School of Medicine along with his colleague’s evaluated around five hundred infants in the age group of three to fifteen months to test for the likelihood for the presence of milk or egg allergy and found around one forty babies who gave positive test for the allergy to milk or egg, and in turn indicated likely hood of peanut allergy as allergy to either of the food stuff is indicative for an increased possibility of peanut allergy.

In fact researchers also found out that the chances of a baby to develop peanut allergy is increased by three times if their mother had eaten peanuts on a frequent note of two or more times in a week .

It also indicate that the higher the amount of peanut
intake during the pregnancy time the higher are your babies chances to get the peanut allergy. However, the researchers did not come across any relation among consuming peanuts while the mother was breastfeeding the infant and positive allergy tests.

These findings have been published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Although a previous study by American Academy of Pediatrics was also there with analogous results which recommended women to stop peanut intake during pregnancy but the recommendation was put off and withdrawn due to lack of scientific evidence.