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Pediatricians: Give Babies Peanuts before 1yo to Avoid extreme Peanut Allergy

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Seems like homeopathy is right after all.

Next week, the American Academy of Pediatrics will release a statement online advising that before a child turns one-year old, his parents should give him a peanut product in order to reduce his chances of developing extreme peanut allergies

The advice comes in a consensus statement that the American Academy of Pediatrics helped prepare and endorsed in June along with the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and several foreign allergy groups.

The recommendations are meant to be interim guidance while the National Institute of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology develop more extensive guidelines.

The academy will release the statement online Monday in the journal Paediatrics.

Children who have skin reactions to eating eggs or have a severe eczema skin rash are suspected of having food allergies, and recommended to get allergy tests between 4 months and 11 months of age.

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