Recent research indicates that many individuals with peanut allergy can be desensitized, protecting them from severe allergic reactions from accidental peanut exposure. After increasing doses of peanut are given by mouth, a maintenance dose is needed regularly to maintain the desensitized state. The allergy is suppressed by the constant presence of peanut materials in the body, but the allergy is still present.
Severe allergy season is here, which means you will probably spend significant time indoors. Unfortunately, you may not realize that allergy and asthma triggers may be lurking inside your home. Spending more time indoors increases your exposure to indoor allergens such as pet dander, dust mites, mold spores and even cockroaches.