The latest medical news for people with allergies and food sensitivities
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) released new guidelines recommending the introduction of peanut-containing foods during infancy to reduce the risk of developing peanut allergy. For high-risk kids (those with severe eczema, egg allergy or both), peanuts can be introduced as early as 4 to 6 months under the supervision of a healthcare provider. For children with mild or moderate eczema, the guidelines recommend introduction around 6 months. For kids without eczema or food allergy, peanut-containing foods can be introduced according to family preference. In all cases, infants should start other solid foods before they eat peanut-containing foods.