Skin exposure may contribute to early risk for food allergies

9 octubre 2014

Many children may become allergic to peanuts before they first eat them, and skin exposure may be contribute to early sensitization, according to a study in mice. Early in the process of developing an allergy, skin exposure to food allergens contributes to ‘sensitization’, which means the skin is reactive to an antigen, such as peanuts, especially by repeated exposure.