Skin patch could help kids with peanut allergies

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(KRON)—Skin patches could help kids with peanut allergies, according to a study by the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

A peanut allergy is one of the most serious among children and exposure to the smallest amount could trigger a deadly reaction.

Over the course of a year, researchers tested 74 peanut-allergic volunteers to see if a daily skin patch could help them with their allergy.

It releases peanut proteins into the skin and is supposed to build up tolerance to the nuts.

The results showed participants were able to consume more peanuts after a year if wearing the patch.

It was most effective on children ages four to 11 years old.

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