This may be of interest to an ever increasing number of people. It was reported on the news that a team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, England – exposed four children over a six month period to minute doses of peanut flour. The dose was gradually increased until they could eat five whole peanuts every day without adverse affects. This gives these children a chance of a normal life without the concern that every time they come into contact with someone who has eaten peanuts or find themselves in a room where peanuts are being served that they have less chance of going into anaphylactic shock. They still have to carry an emergency injection as a back-up but will be less likely to ever have to use it. It does mean that they will have to remain eating the same quantity of peanuts for the rest of their lives (five peanuts) in case their immunity ceases but it is a promising and hopeful beginning for thousands and thousands of sufferers.
I cannot stress enough that this cure should NEVER be attempted at home or without the guidance of a medical team who are fully qualified and knowledgeable with this particular allergy.