A new study gives hope to infants and toddlers with peanut allergies.
A team of researchers looked at an approach that has been studied in older children, exposing them to small amounts of peanut proteins in a controlled setting.
They have infants and toddlers who were newly diagnosed with a peanut allergy either low or high amounts of this peanut protein treatment.
Researchers found babies who were treated with the therapy had a decreased allergic response to peanuts.
A month after completing the treatment, four out of five of these babies were still able to eat peanuts safely.
More research is needed to show if this effect is long-lasting.