New treatment for nut allergy 治療堅果過敏的新療法


New treatment for nut allergy 治療堅果過敏的新療法


有關 「allergy(過敏)」 的詞彙


What other type of food are nut allergy sufferers told to avoid?


Fourteen-year-old Leia has a life-threatening nut allergy. That means eating or even touching some nuts could lead to anaphylaxis.


Leia, nut allergy sufferer
I’ll get hives, normally on my leg. My lips will go really puffy. And my neck will go really red, and it would start to close up, and it’s hard to breathe.

萊婭     堅果過敏患者

But for the past three years, Leia has been part of a ground-breaking study here at Evelina Children’s Hospital.


Dr Helen Brough, Evelina Children’s Hospital, London
We were able to show, at the beginning of the study, that she was allergic to all these six nuts, but that she was actually tolerant of these five nuts, that she could then introduce into the diet. And we followed up Leia for three years, and after three years, she had actually outgrown her cashew nut allergy. And so she could then actually eat more nuts than what she was allergic to. And this is really important because most people who have a nut allergy diagnosis are told to avoid all nuts and also potentially sesame seed. So being able to introduce different nuts into their diet under medical supervision, we’re able to expand their diet, reduce dietary restrictions, reduce social restrictions, and we’ve also shown that it improves their quality of life by reducing their anxieties.

海倫‧布拉夫醫生     倫敦伊芙莉娜兒童醫院

Leia, nut allergy sufferer
I’m a lot more… like… confident, and… just, like, happier, because I can do more things.

萊婭     堅果過敏患者


anaphylaxis 過敏性反應
hives 蕁麻疹
tolerant 有耐受性的
diagnosis 診斷
dietary restrictions 飲食限制


People who have a nut allergy diagnosis are told to avoid sesame seeds too.