Report: Peanut allergies on the rise
Drs. Samadi and Siegel weigh in
- Duration 3:14
- Date Sep 30, 2012
Drs. Samadi and Siegel weigh in
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Talking about the edge can analogies you know you -- a lot of people talking about them you -- to know someone who has won.
-- one county Minnesota actually has reported the number of children with peanut allergies has tripled.
Just in the past decade and he's got to some money and -- we hear a lot about this now.
What causes it how do you -- prevent and what we do that.
Well the big question -- is is it really being over diagnosed or is it really true if you look at his statistics.
We're seeing that there is -- -- by 18% over the last ticket of these -- doubts as whether it's cow's milk appears and other things.
But do we don't have a really good test to find out how accurate they are and how it is so.
There's a lot of theories behind this is it really to hygiene theory are we killing -- the bacteria is by all of this sanitation is on hand washing etc.
-- not immune system is really not preferred to go after them are we not subsidizing our immune system to fight back is that what it is.
Where did some lack of vitamin.
There's a good study actually came out of the joint study between the British kids.
And also the Israelis -- that 8600.
Of their kids.
And what they found was that the British kids actually they are more sensitive to disputed analogy is there reason is because there were not exposed at an early age -- Israelis go to -- So our body has to boost.
They -- system is almost like having your -- vaccine if there's such a thing almost like a flu if you're exposed to it.
That you're gonna build up you won't have this kind of symptoms that's been the way to go -- do you do it if you really have a child with peanut allergies.
You need to be in the hospital and desensitized.
There are patches with that peanut oil.
Slowly they can introduce it and -- some of the symptoms recognizing these which is very important remark.
We'll talk about deficit Dottie yeah how do you recognize it before they can be an alarming crisis with China don't get that before that I wanna say that that his point about the hygiene hypothesis is excellent because basically.
If you give peanuts to kids very early than they are actually develop -- -- the reason.
That this is happening more and more is something called cross contamination could you go to restaurants.
And you that you may get -- -- your food and not realize that you may not know what's in your foot error so.
You may you may think you -- a solid and they may have used some pace there the peanuts and so beware for that.
So you're at a restaurant where you have your kid out how do you know if you have -- peanut -- well some of this is common.
-- Shortness of breath.
-- -- -- I just don't feel like myself but the other thing about peanut allergies and 8% of US kids these days have not allergies 8%.
GI symptoms if there's got to look as bad if they're not they're just they way they get nausea if they get diarrhea.
That can be appear in an -- if your kid is not if your kid is complaining getting a look that get -- -- that if there's suddenly get their face blowing up.
Get the look that right away I would hope -- depends had a and again Jindal are doctor recommends that basically had a top gear doctor and of course the school arms carried it -- -- -- real quick though if you're allergic to peanuts can kids -- out or not.
Well yes they can but that's something you've got to be very careful about assume that they have an overall not eligible when they go to the -- -- They'll find out maybe walnuts are okay we can get estrogen degraded blood for each one yard -- that's a big problem --