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There's word of a possible new treatment on the horizon for people who suffer from dangerous and potentially deadly peanut allergies.
Experts say it's one of being most common causes of US deaths related to food allergies and now scientists and France have created an experimental -- It may reduce or even eliminate peanut allergies all together.
We're told the patch releases a small amount of peanut oil under the skin that could help allergy sufferers build up an immunity.
It's still in the testing process but experts say if the patch works it could hit pharmacy shelves.
In a few years with us now Dr.
Manny Alvarez Fox News medical -- -- so.
Manny kind of -- nicotine patch here but instead it just releases small amounts of -- -- right and that's correct.
You know -- analogy is one of them is the most severe allergies in food and children over 500000.
People are afflicted by it.
And you can really lose your life you know a lot of families have to carry it around epi pens you know how things are so this is huge because we haven't figured out a good way.
All of desensitize and the immune system to make people -- people let's allergic to peanuts.
You know in the we have there -- some treatments nowadays where they inject small quantities of peanut protein but again this has to be done on their hospital supervision.
They the rationale behind this -- I think is brilliant is basically basically exposing the peanut oil in the -- doesn't get absorbed into the bloodstream so therefore.
After 345 years.
Your body gets used to it and you gonna at least minimize the severe allergic reactions to peanuts.
Yeah and that's he said it's an important point because you can't just where this thing for six months and get this thing -- it might be longer than that some say it could be several 5678.
Years before your body builds up the immunity needs absolutely but look 44 for us this this is something that is very important because -- analogies to continue to increase -- -- all the mechanisms.
And one could argue you if you look a lot of studies people are saying that's a lot of pregnant women are getting exposed to peanut oil because there's so many products and therefore.
They did this did the immune system of the newborn -- it's really.
You know it doesn't really acknowledge the protein and that's white kids get a lot of -- especially to penis so.
We have to re teach the whole immune system and the only way to do that effectively is by just -- a very slowly.
And allow the immune system to recognize that the peanut protein is not dangerous and therefore minimize the side effects analogies.
Yeah and that's the whole thing for people to understand that that you're putting poison into the system to try and build up an immunity to that poison but it.
It's not going in the bloodstream is that right document.
That that is true you know way you measure the beginning of the program said it nicotine -- getting patch actually -- -- -- goes in deal buster this is a little bit different this is basically a little protein oil very well diluted.
It's in the skin and -- and of course he doesn't bring any high levels of the of the peanut protein into the bloodstream.
That's why it is not dangerous and right now human trials are clearly showing that it's going to work I think.
So you know it's been conducted here in the US and Europe.
And it's not quite dangerous why I think this is gonna be use in many allergy clinics around the country and I think we got to find positive results.
Manny Alvarez with the Fox News medical eighteen documented -- -- sir.
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