Pregnant women and parents of newborn babies have been urged to introduce their babies to peanuts early on. The peanut introduction has been recommended to begin somewhere between 4 and 6 months of the child’s life. This is a new breakthrough in the search to find prevention methods for peanut allergies.
Despite the urging of parents and to-be-parents to administer this introduction to peanuts, many decided against doing so. A recent study, published in the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), showed that 53% of study participants saw the recommendation as of “no or minimal” importance. Of those surveyed, 61% had little or no concern about their child developing a peanut allergy.
At Medinet Family Care Clinic, our physicians and medical staff understand how common peanut allergies and other allergies are. Peanut allergies are one of the most common types of food allergies. There are more than 170 foods that have been known to cause allergic reactions, but there are eight food allergens that are the most common: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish, and crustaceans.
At our southwest Houston medical clinic, we provide allergy tests for patients of all ages. Through accurate blood tests, we are able to pinpoint what type of allergies our patients suffer from or what type of allergens their children may experience.
Patients who experience certain types of allergic reactions, like itchiness, outbreaks on skin, bloating, or swollen windpipe, should schedule a time to come to our medical clinic. We will be able to provide the proper medication and/or steps to combat these reactions.
By knowing what you and your family members are allergic to, you will be able to enjoy life without troublesome allergic reactions. Contact our Houston medical clinic today and schedule your allergy test. Begin living your life without the headache of allergic reactions.