Are You Sure Your Child Is Allergic To Penicillin? He/She May Not Be.

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Allergists have long known that penicillin “allergy” is often over-diagnosed. As outlined in a recent study referenced by The New York Times, at least 95% of patients can tolerate penicillins despite a previous history of allergy. This is quite important clinically since penicillin products are often safer and more effective than other more expensive antibiotics.

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What The New Peanut Allergy Guidelines Mean For You And Your Child

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New Peanut Allergy Guidelines: addendum by the NIH (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Panel Report (released for publication 1/05/2017) For years, expert opinion held that the best way to prevent food allergy, especially peanut allergy, was avoidance of these foods until age 3. However, a landmark study published in 2015 (the LEAP study)

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New Studies Suggest That Giving Your Child Peanuts At Early Age Can Reduce Allergy

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Peanut allergy is a growing public health problem. In 1999, peanut allergy was estimated to affect 0.4% of children in the United States and 0.7% of adults. By 2010 (just 11 years later), peanut allergy prevalence had increased to approximately 2% among children.

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