When a nut allergy comes back

Among most people eating trace amounts of peanuts to overcome an allergy to them, the treatment works only if they keep eating peanuts

By Stephen Ornes, 18:02 PM February 24, 2014

People with a peanut allergy can sometimes overcome their disease by eating trace amounts of peanuts. That may seem like a terrible idea for someone with an allergy to the food. But recent research has shown that for some people, it makes their allergy fade. Now comes some disappointing news for those undergoing this therapy: In most people, the treatment’s benefits last only as long as it’s continued. That means when people with a peanut allergy stop eating the food for a while, their next e...

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