Being allergic to peanuts is a common childhood allergy noted Marc Sparks. It could also be a deadly allergy if a child is unwittingly given a food that contains peanuts and the child goes into anaphylatic shock without needed medical equipment nearby. That’s why parents go far above and beyond the call of duty to prevent their children from being exposed to peanuts prior to the second birthday.
Dr. Jeanine Hinds, who works at the John C. Lincoln Arcadia Family Clinic says that mothers are being over-protective these days and by not allowing kids to play outside, they become allergic to grass and trees. the same supposedly holds true for peanuts. If kids are exposed to small amounts of allergens, they will develop a natural immunity to the allergen. Peanuts included.
The study included 600 babies who were tested for peanut allergies prior to the start of the study. The research was done in a controlled environment and should not be done at home.