- Peanut patches may help raise peanut tolerance, a study says
- Patches were most effective for kids ages 4 to 11 with peanut allergies
(CNN)Peanut allergies are among the most serious food allergies, requiring constant vigilance. In severe cases, exposure to even trace amounts of the nut can trigger a deadly reaction. But according to a new study published last week in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, a tiny skin patch may help treat peanut allergies.