Practice Guidelines for Peanut Allergies

Celeste Sitton, RN, BSN, CMSRN; Heide S. Temples, Phd, APRN, PPCNP-BC

Disclosures

J Pediatr Health Care. 2018;32(1):98-102. 

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Conclusion

With peanut allergies becoming increasingly more common, clinicians need to be more aggressive in their identification, management, and prevention. Because there is no cure or ongoing treatment for peanut allergies, emergency medications remain the only means of treating a severe allergic reaction to peanuts. However, prevention is key. More important, based on the most recent research, early introduction of peanut products may be the best strategy for preventing an allergy to peanuts.

"Early introduction of peanut products may be the best strategy for preventing an allergy to peanuts."

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