peanuts http://kplu.org en Experimental treatment for peanut allergies debated http://kplu.org/post/experimental-treatment-peanut-allergies-debated <p>Peanut allergies have been rising dramatically – enough so that many elementary classrooms have banned peanuts. <a href="http://f1000.com/3305956">About four times as many children have peanut allergies today as 20 years ago</a>.</p><p>The severe form of peanut allergies can be deadly, which is why thousands of people must carry around an adrenaline shot (called an epinephrine pen, or "epi-pen").</p><p>Now, allergy doctors are debating whether they should offer an experimental allergy treatment. It was a topic this past weekend, at the 2012 Northwest Allergy Forum in Seattle.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 01:20:11 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 6722 at http://kplu.org Experimental treatment for peanut allergies debated