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Should your child try peanut allergy treatment?

Use this tool to help decide if the treatment is right for your child.

If your child suffers from peanut allergy and is 4- to 17-years-old, a new treatment may help reduce the severity of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, that may happen with accidental exposure to peanut. Oral peanut immunotherapy (OIT) slowly exposes an allergic child to peanuts so their immune system is less likely to react if they accidentally eat something containing a small amount of peanut.

Find out more about how the treatment works with this downloadable shared decision-making tool. The tool is meant to be used in discussion with your allergist so that, together, you can determine whether peanut OIT might be right for your child.

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