Doctor suggested that peanut cross contamination would be OK
My son is 5 with a severe peanut + other nut allergy and we've been aware of his peanut allergy since he was <2 years old. His CAP RAST score is 176. We have been very careful about what he eats and have not had any serious incidents reactions since we initially discovered the allergy. We have had a no tolerance policy: no peanut products in the house, no possible cross contaminated products, no direct contact or possible indirect contact.
Just recently our allergist said that now that he is around 50lbs, it is would be OK to allow for some exposure and that this may help his immune system over time. For example allowing him to eat foods that have come in contact with peanuts would be OK. My wife and I were shocked by this suggestion as it contradicts everything we had been told to date, and we strongly question the doctor's guidance.
We plan to maintain our no tolerance policy but I am interested in others' feedback on this, or if you have heard / experienced similar advice from doctors.
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