A recent study by the American Thoracic Society (ATS)  takes a deeper look at the connection between childhood asthma and peanut allergies.  There certainly has been some discussion, focus, and research in the recent years and months focusing on peanut allergies, why children are developing them, and how they can be prevented or avoided.  This study revealed that many children who have asthma have a sensitivity to peanuts.  Many of the respiratory symptoms of peanut allergy and asthma go hand in hand, in fact they mirror each other. Observing and testing a select cohort of children with asthma at a pulmonary clinic lead scientists and researchers to conclude that prevalence of peanut sensitivity was high. Since many of the children and their families did not suspect such an allergy, it is concluded that screening asthmatic children for peanut sensitivity may help to improve their treatment particularly in cases that have been difficult to manage.  Read More



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