With more and more cases each year, peanut allergies are increasing, especially among children. When present in children, it only takes a trace amount of the allergen to trigger a reaction.
As a result, researchers are looking at new ways to combat this problem. In some cases they are looking at immunotherapy options. However, there latest research looks at the use of a skin patch. The patch releases small amounts of the peanut protein into the patients skin, building tolerance over time.
In the end, the study showed signs of improvement for patients subjected to higher doses of the peanut protein. This suggests that a patch for food allergies could prove a solution in the near future.
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