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    Diagnosing A Peanut Allergy


    by Roboticoncology

    Dr. David Samadi, robotic prostatectomy surgeon, discusses the increase in childhood peanut allergies by 18% over the last decade. Currently, there are 8% of U.S. kids with nut allergies. Peanut allergy symptoms include itching, a rash, shortness of breath, and gastrointestinal issues. Dr. Samadi shares a recent study of British and Israeli children that found Israeli children to be less sensitive to nut allergies due to early age exposure. The “hygiene hypothesis” may also account for an increase in childhood food allergies. Desensitization to food allergies can be conducted in a hospital setting with the use of skin patches.