Peanut allergy patch

Pharmacy Daily - - NEWS -

PEO­PLE al­ler­gic to peanuts might soon be able to breathe eas­ier, as peanut patches de­signed to help those with al­ler­gies to be­come less sen­si­tive have shown prom­ise in a re­cent US clin­i­cal trial pub­lished on the JAMA network.

The patch gives the pa­tient con­tin­ual ex­po­sure to con­trolled amounts of peanut pro­teins and doesn’t pose the risk of trig­ger­ing the allergy that ac­tu­ally eat­ing peanuts would, re­searchers ex­plain.

The trial used patches with low, in­ter­me­di­ate and high doses of peanut pro­tein and com­pared them to a placebo patch.

CLICK HERE to ac­cess the study.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.