NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Peanut allergies in children have increased 21 percent since 2010 and nearly 2.5 percent of children in the United States may be allergic to peanuts, according to new research conducted at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
"Peanut allergies are very difficult for children and families," said Rutchi Gupta, a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. "While there is likely to be a 21 percent increase in the number of children with peanut allergy, Peanuts by introducing peanut products to infants early after risk assessment with pediatrician and allergies. "
The new guidelines introduced in January are based on pioneering research showing that children with high risk (infants with severe eczema or egg allergy) who are introduced into foods containing early peanuts are more likely to prevent allergic development Peanuts.
According to data, the risk of peanut allergy was almost double among black children for white children.