Establishment of a new treatment for peanut allergy

Chief Investigator:

Dr Billy Tao

Funding Amount:



Flinders University


Peanut allergy affects 3% of Australian children. It affects family lifestyle, is dangerous for those allergic, and constant vigilance is required. No treatment is available. We will, through a network of allergists, treat peanut allergy using an improved treatment protocol that uses sequential ingestion of 2 types of boiled peanuts followed by roasted peanuts to safely desensitise peanut-allergic children. This world-first home-based treatment will be supervised by allergists and will allow peanut allergic children to be safe from dangerous allergic reactions.

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