Find My Doctor

Check to see if your provider is available through UH Personal Health Record.

Find your doctor now.
How to find your doctor.

Preventing peanut allergies with peanuts

Posted 12/1/2016 by UHBlog

Infographic: Preventing peanut allergies with peanuts

More kids than ever have peanut allergies. Now, health experts are advising a new way of preventing them – with peanut butter.

A statement released by 10 medical groups recommends infants at high risk for allergies eat peanut products early, between 4 and 11 months. Children qualify as high risk if they have other food allergies or eczema, or if another family member has peanut allergies. If this describes your child, talk with your child’s doctor. Feeding your child peanut products, such as smooth peanut butter, might help. The doctor can guide you on how to safely do so. Avoid giving whole peanuts or even smaller pieces to children under 5 as they are a choking hazard.

Posted in

"Better Living" Health & Wellness

Do you know which foods aren't as healthy as you think? Ever wonder what to look for in a running shoe? Do you know the warning signs of stroke? The answer to these questions and many others are contained in our monthly "Better Living" e-newsletters. For a FREE subscription, visit our Sign Up page.

Sign Up Now