A CTV News story dated December 2, 2013 details a fresh perspective doctors are giving out on introducing foods that can cause allergies in children.
In a joint statement by the Canadian Pediatric Society and the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and also endorsed by Dietitians of Canada, the doctors say there appears to be no benefits to delaying the introduction of these foods.
The advice is a bit of an about-face for parents, who have long been told that it’s best to wait until a child’s immune system matures before introducing foods that are notorious allergens. But the doctors say the latest research say that approach may be doing more harm than good.
“There is increasing speculation that a later introduction of peanut has increased the prevalence of peanut allergy,” the doctors write.
“One study in the United Kingdom showed that the prevalence of peanut allergy tripled during the period when public health practitioners were advising parents to delay peanut introduction.”
The recent statement by these Canadian authorities gives a whole new perspective in the relationship between Arizona and allergies.
It has been stated by numerous authorities that presenting allergy-inducing food to babies at a certain stage in their lives will ensure that they will not develop the allergy. This is especially true if a family member has an existing condition. The daring announcement of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is going to be a step away from the norm.
Parents who will try the method suggested by the givers of the joint statement should have a close correspondence with Arizona allergy and asthma experts. As yet, this method does not have solid scientific findings to back it up. That’s why it is imperative that once the child has been introduced to one of the eight common allergy-inducing foods at such a stage, skin tests and other methods of diagnosis will have to be administered to determine the results and take appropriate action.
The method of immediate exposure is a worthwhile risk, so parents must consider their options carefully before subscribing to any methods. Parents who are concerned about anything related to allergies should consult with professionals like Adult & Pediatric Allergy Associates to be able to properly weigh their options.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Babies can eat allergy-sparking foods as early as 6 months, say docs, CTV News, December 2, 2013)