Peanut Patch – Trying to Save Lives

Published on: November 11, 2016

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According to research, most of the children are allergic to peanuts as compared to the other foods. There can be lethal reactions on the health of the child, unfortunately. On the other hand, it is vital for us to protect and care for the people with these allergies, and to protect them against these nuts. Peanut patch is basically a skin patch that is designed to help provide protection against these allergies in general.


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This skin patch is applied on the arm or in between the shoulder blades of the individual. Gradually, it allows the individual to develop a certain level of tolerance for it as it delivers a very small amount of peanut protein through the skin. It eventually reduces the sensitivity of the individual towards peanut, allowing them to avoid a life-threatening experience from the allergic reaction if they accidently consume it.

This is supposedly the first ever specified therapy that is ultimately designed to treat certain food allergies. However, the peanut patch had to go through certain clinical approvals, which would support the effectiveness and safety of this skin patch. Apart from that, the clinical trials conducted were carried out separately onto two major age groups, adults and children. The clinical trials conducted after the use of the peanut patch declared that by giving high-dose to a certain group, 48 percent of the people were able to ingest 10 times more peanut than they could before.

On the other hand, about 46 percent of the people who were given low-dose were able to consume 10 times more peanut than they could consume before the trial. The best part about the peanut patch is that none of the volunteers faced any sort of negative reaction before and after the trial, mainly because all of the volunteers were required to apply a new patch every single day. Basically, the actual cause of this skin patch is to reach a certain level of tolerance for the people who have the risk of developing allergic reactions to the potential traces of peanuts in some foods.

It is intended to protect the individual against the occasional or accidental consumption of peanuts so that the individual does not suffer from a life-threatening experience. It is a constant study that is conducted by the Consortium of Food Allergy Research.

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