Is it possible to cure a peanut allergy?

The short answer is no. But if you have a child with a food allergy you will know how stressful it can be for you and your family. Even while awareness of allergies is much higher in schools and the community, you are always looking out for a possible allergen. Allergic reactions to peanuts range from the mild (puffy eyes, vomiting) to the severe (trouble breathing) but Professor Mimi Tang, Group Leader of Allergy Immunology at Murdoch Children's Research Institute says that any kind of reaction has a significant impact on a child's lifestyle. Mimi's latest study has shown how oral immunotherapy while not a cure might be the solution that parents are looking for. Mimi is joined by Kate Lawlor, whose son Declan is now in remission for his peanut allergy. For more information on the study check out the Murdoch Children's Research Institute.   See for privacy information.

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