MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH: Cure To Deadly Peanut Allergy FINALLY Found

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH: Cure To Deadly Peanut Allergy FINALLY Found

Scientists and researchers have allegedly made a breakthrough in curing deadly peanut allergies. No one in my family has this allergy, but I know it kills. I have an allergy to a certain kind of mold in the ground, so I know what it feels like to be in a life and death situation after exposure to something like that. Children that were given an experimental immunotherapy treatment were rid of the allergy even after four years. They were given a probiotic treatment called lactobacillus rhamnosus, with a peanut protein, once daily for 18 months. Researchers found that 70 percent of these kids were able to stomach peanuts without suffering any reactions at all.

Even validated, this is a miraculous life saver for many children out there. This was a small clinical trial, but two-thirds of the children in it seem to be totally cured of their allergy to peanuts. This will literally change the lives of many, many children. “These children had been eating peanut freely in their diet without having to follow any particular program of peanut intake in the years after treatment was completed,” Professor Mimi Tang said.

From the Daily Mail:

Children with peanut allergies could finally overcome the life-threatening reaction for up to four years, Australian researchers say.

Following a major breakthrough that could lead to a cure, the small clinical trial found two-thirds of children were rid of their allergy after undergoing an experimental immunotherapy treatment.

The kids were given a probiotic treatment called lactobacillus rhamnosus, with a peanut protein, once daily for 18 months.

Professor Mimi Tang, from Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, said they found 70 per cent of children were able to stomach peanuts without suffering any reactions.

Prof Tang said on Thursday that the incredible results were very exciting and had been life-changing for the children.

‘We had children who came into the study allergic to peanuts, having to avoid peanuts in their diet, being very vigilant around that, carrying a lot of anxiety,’ she said.

‘At the end of treatment, and even four years later, many of these children who had benefited from our probiotic peanut therapy could now live like a child who didn’t have peanut allergy.’

Peanut allergies are the most common cause of anaphylaxis, a deadly allergic reaction, and one of the most common causes of food allergy deaths. Your airway swells shut and you suffocate. Immunologist and allergist Professor Tang has pioneered a new kind of treatment that combines a probiotic with peanut oral immunotherapy, that is known as PPOIT. Instead of avoiding peanuts, the treatment is designed to reprogram the immune system’s response to peanuts and over the longer term develop a tolerance to them.

This is a nudge to the immune system and it seems to be working. The study involved 48 children. At the end of the first stage of the trial in 2013, 82 percent of children who received the probiotic and peanut oral immunotherapy treatment were observed as tolerant to peanuts compared with just four percent in the placebo group. Four years later, the majority who gained initial tolerance were still eating peanuts as part of their normal diet, while 70 percent passed a second test to confirm long-term tolerance to peanuts.

If this pans out, it is a major leap forward in treating childhood allergies and will be tried on other life-threatening allergies. This is very, very good news.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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