Melbourne researchers develop new treatment for peanut allergy | 9 News Australia
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Melbourne researchers have developed a new treatment that could help children with peanut allergies.
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Allergies are a number of conditions caused by an oversensitivity of the immune system to generally harmless substances in the environment. These include hay fever, food allergies, atopic dermatitis, allergic asthma, and anaphylaxis. Symptoms may include red eyes, itchy rash, sneezing, runny nose, shortness of breath, or swelling.
Common allergens include pollen and certain foods. Metals and other substances can also cause problems. Food, insect bites, and medications are common causes of severe reactions. Their development is due to both genetic and environmental factors.
Treatments for allergies include avoiding known allergens and using medications such as steroids and antihistamines. In severe reactions, injection of adrenaline (epinephrine) is recommended.
Allergies are common. In the developed world, about 20% of people are affected by allergic rhinitis, about 6% of people have at least one food allergy, and about 20% have atopic dermatitis at some time. Depending on the country, around 1-18% of people suffer from asthma. Anaphylaxis occurs in 0.05 to 2% of people.