A recent study has found that peanut allergy reactions happen more often at home than they fo at school.
The Canadian study examined allergic reactions at home and school. Researchers found that schools with policies in place to prevent accidental exposure were not less likely to have an incident of sn allergic child being exposed that schools that had no such policies.
“Our study looked at 1,941 children who had been diagnosed as being allergic to peanuts to determine how exposure occurs, how serious the outcomes of the exposure are, and what treatment is given,” said the study’s first author, Sabrine Cherkaoui, of the University of Montreal.
“We discovered that children are most at risk of exposure in their own homes. Furthermore, when children do have a moderate or severe reaction to an exposure, parents and medical professionals often do not know how to react appropriately,” Cherkaoui said.