Life with a peanut allergy

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Life with a peanut allergy

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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:36 pm

...it's difficult and you have to be vigilant. ALL of the time... reading labels, asking family and friends what's in their yummy-looking foodstuffs and checking out ingredients at a restaurant/fast food store. And that's just a beginning for some families. Some people do not understand how life-threatening an allergy can be but it is scary to end up in hospital with anaphylaxis. But there is hope (DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME - please see your specialist) for peanut allergic individuals...
CHILDREN who were so allergic to peanuts they needed emergency adrenaline injections are now happily munching nuts daily as a result of a world-first medical trial in Adelaide.

The Flinders Medical Centre project by paediatric allergist Dr Billy Tao uses a two-step technique, initially boiling peanuts for two hours to make them less allergenic.

Children are fed these peanuts to partially desensitise them, then when they show no signs of allergic reaction, the children are fed roasted peanuts to further increase their tolerance.

Of 14 participants aged under 16 who all had serious allergic reactions, 10 have completed the first stage and are now eating roasted peanuts daily, while four continue to eat boiled peanuts daily. The ethically approved trial has not been attempted anywhere else.
More: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/lifestyle ... 7572305335

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Post by Apollo the Just » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:06 pm

That's such awesome news!!! I hope to hear more and more good news about allergy cures and solutions.
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Post by smol Kat » Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:57 pm

Soy is also a really tough allergen to get around.
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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:34 pm

[QUOTE="Satan's Cat, post: 1568324, member: 37303"]Soy is also a really tough allergen to get around.[/QUOTE]

They put it in most bakery goods here and it takes (sometimes inordinate amounts of) effort to find bread that does not contain soy flour. I think we need to replace the bread machine!! :D
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Post by ScottyMcGee » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:04 pm

wow this is pretty nifty.
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Post by I REALLY HATE PRESENTS! » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:07 pm

Might have suddenly become allergic to foods. This is fun.

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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:48 am

Awww tis no fun when it sneaks up on you when you're an adult, IRHP!! But if that is the case, make sure to see a specialist as they can tell you if you have a mild allergy or severe/anaphylactic without you having to eat the foodstuff and find out the hard way. And be sure to read all labels before you eat anything. Good luck! ;) :D
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Post by VG_Addict » Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:51 pm

I have no allergies.

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Post by Erniewan » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:52 pm

Apparently I'm minorly allergic to tomatoes. But I eat tomato sauce/ketchup/tomato soup every other day, so I can't be that allergic... could explain why I don't like raw tomatoes tho.

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Post by Softguitar » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:07 pm

When I was a kid I had a nosebleed whenever I ate corn or products that contained corn. But now I don't. :smile:
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Post by Saria Dragon of the Rain Wilds » Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:51 am

[QUOTE="Erniewan, post: 1589755, member: 37587"]Apparently I'm minorly allergic to tomatoes. But I eat tomato sauce/ketchup/tomato soup every other day, so I can't be that allergic... could explain why I don't like raw tomatoes tho.[/QUOTE]

Heat can break down the specific element you're allergic to, so raw might cause a reaction while cooked can be completely safe, depending on the allergy and individual. :)
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Post by I REALLY HATE PRESENTS! » Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:50 am

^ That's very interesting.

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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:44 am

Some great news:
More than 80 per cent of children with peanut allergies appear to have been cured of the deadly condition through a world-first medical breakthrough that may be adapted to other food allergies.

More than four years after completing a trial of a peanut-probiotic treatment, most of the children can eat nuts.

Results of a Murdoch Children’s Research Institute study in Melbourne are the first to prove a long-term ability to suppress the allergic reaction.

Peanut allergies are the most common cause of anaphylaxis and one of the most frequent causes of food allergy death.

Pioneered by Professor Mimi Tang, the MCRI breakthrough provides a blueprint to overcome other allergies by combining a gradual introduction of the dangerous foods with high-dose probiotics.
More: https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/peanut-a ... b88569747z

I really need to read about this further. And get in lots of probiotics!! :D

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Post by Kargath » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:53 pm

Heroine of the Dragon wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:44 am
Some great news:
More than 80 per cent of children with peanut allergies appear to have been cured of the deadly condition through a world-first medical breakthrough that may be adapted to other food allergies.

More than four years after completing a trial of a peanut-probiotic treatment, most of the children can eat nuts.

Results of a Murdoch Children’s Research Institute study in Melbourne are the first to prove a long-term ability to suppress the allergic reaction.

Peanut allergies are the most common cause of anaphylaxis and one of the most frequent causes of food allergy death.

Pioneered by Professor Mimi Tang, the MCRI breakthrough provides a blueprint to overcome other allergies by combining a gradual introduction of the dangerous foods with high-dose probiotics.
More: https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/peanut-a ... b88569747z

I really need to read about this further. And get in lots of probiotics!! :D
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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:31 pm

I've never enjoyed any type of legume and to date, haven't missed them. But if it meant I could eat whatever whenever, I'd consider joining a supervised (medical intervention nearby) study. ;) :D

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:47 am

Man this is so cool. Sometimes I think about what might have happened if we never figured out I had a walnut allergy (I thought everyone who ate walnuts experienced a scratchy throat, like how everyone who eats spicy foods experiences the burning) - I hesitated to bring it up to my parents because I thought I was just being a picky eater. Food allergies are literally deadly and the faster we move towards eliminating them as a problem the better. I hate not being able to eat yummy carrot cakes that friends bake :C

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Post by е и ժ е я » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:10 am

I am impressed and happy for this news, and rather satisfied with the simplicity of the solution.

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Post by smol Kat » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:24 pm

This is really, really neat. Something I would look into myself if the foods I'm allergic to were any more common.

AJ, is it just walnuts or other nuts too? Just curious, since my brother is allergic to pecans and no other nut.
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Post by Apollo the Just » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:38 pm

smol Kat wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:24 pm
This is really, really neat. Something I would look into myself if the foods I'm allergic to were any more common.

AJ, is it just walnuts or other nuts too? Just curious, since my brother is allergic to pecans and no other nut.
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