Desensitizing Children for Peanut Allergies

Allergies make life difficult for millions of children and adults in the United States. Peanuts are among the most dangerous allergens, and are often associated with anaphylaxis and other severe allergic reactions. If you suspect that your child is allergic to peanuts, you might consider having an allergy doctor assist with desensitization.  


Peanut Allergy Basics

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, roughly 400,000 school-aged children in the U.S. are allergic to peanuts. Contrary to popular belief, peanut allergies don’t necessarily last for a lifetime—about 20% of children outgrow their peanut allergies. Still, a peanut allergy is a very serious cause for concern, as even trace amounts can cause serious reactions in some children.

Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM offers peanut sublingual therapy (SLIT)

The allergists of Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM can alleviate the stress a peanut allergy can place on a family. In recent years, studies indicate successful results in peanut allergy desensitization.  At Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM, drops of peanut extract are placed under the tongue. Over time, the dose is gradually increased. This   decreases the patient’s risk of a serious reaction with accidental exposure to peanuts. Call 1-800-86COUGH, option 5 and ask to speak with a nurse about peanut SLIT.

Fellowship-trained, Board-certified allergists/immunologists comprise the entire physician staff of Allergy & Asthma Specialists. Our allergy doctors provide comprehensive allergy and asthma diagnostics and state-of-the-art treatment—including two types of immunotherapy—at offices located in Center City Philadelphia, Blue Bell, King of Prussia, Jenkintown, Doylestown, Lansdale, Pottstown, and Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Schedule an appointment online at or by calling 1-800-86COUGH, option 2.