Why there's nothing rash about early nut exposure

Introducing nut allergen early does not lead to increase in severe rash rates, say researchers

Advice to introduce food allergens such as peanut early in life has been successful so far, with a threefold increase in exposed infants but no evidence of a rise in severe reactions, researchers say.


The first Australian data to evaluate what happened after 2016 guidelines reversed former advice to delay allergenic solids shows parents got on board, and began offering peanut butter and egg to their children in the first year of life.

Among 860 Melbourne infants, nearly 90% had tried peanut before the age of one, most at about six months of age, the study showed.

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