While there is currently no peanut allergy cure, there have been some promising breakthroughs in the treatment of the traditional peanut allergy and peanut allergy symptoms. This allergy is often life threatening, causing symptoms that can include anaphylactic shock, which causes severe breathing distress that can be fatal in some people. Treatments that can help build up a tolerance to peanuts are now being conducted to determine whether or not some people can be cured of the allergy.
The patch is designed to operate in the same way as delivering a small amount of peanut solution on a daily basis, scientists say. A peanut allergy cure in the form of a patch works in a way that is very similar to allergy shots, which deliver a small amount of the allergen to the person to increase tolerance. The patch, and other cures, are designed to allow patients who accidentally consume a small amount of peanuts or peanut butter to avoid the potentially life threatening results that are so commonly associated with a peanut butter allergy.
Identifying a peanut allergy cure may not be far behind current developments that help allergy suffers be more tolerant of peanut butter and nuts. Peanut allergy causes are often unknown, but are linked to the way the body identifies toxic or harmful substances. Most often, the allergen is identified by the body as a result of an immune system malfunction that identifies peanuts as a potentially harmful substance rather than a food, causing symptoms to occur.
Finding a peanut butter cure could mean relief for over three million people who suffer from mild to severe peanut allergies. Children and adults are consistently threatened when they don’t know the ingredients in a particular food. A cure could mean that they can accidentally take a bite of food containing peanuts or peanut butter without worrying about potentially fatal reactions occurring.