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The National Institutes of Health have issued important new guidelines that are relevant for parents of children with peanut allergy. Thurston Allergist Edwin Kim, MD helps explain the significance of the guidelines, which are a departure from much of the traditional wisdom related to children with food allergies.


The new recommendations are based on research indicating that early exposure is more likely to protect babies from developing peanut allergies than to harm them. As with any such topic, it is important that parents discuss the matter with their healthcare provider. View a news story that helps explain the guidelines, and which includes an interview in which Dr. Kim provides helpful perspectives for parents. {WRAL-TV Link Temporarily Unavailable}