Should I Be Worried About Airborne Food Allergens?
While most food allergy reactions are from ingesting food, breathing in particles of food protein in the air can also cause allergic symptoms.
Recently, a new study out of Europe was recently presented at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology annual meeting. This interesting study demonstrated that infants that are high risk for food allergies (infants with atopic dermatitis or egg allergy) and fed peanut between age 4 and 11 months of age are less likelihood of going on to develop a peanut allergy. It is our recommendation that if your child has eczema, atopic dermatitis or food allergies, or is at high risk for food allergies you should seek the opinion of your doctor or seek the opinion of a board-certified allergist prior to administering your child peanut butter.