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Running Head: PEANUT ALLERGY
Allergies are immune responses to substances introduced to your body. It is important to
note that allergies can be triggered by different things e.g. Smelling or eating. Allergies can also
be triggered when something comes to contact with your body externally. Peanut allergy is a
type of food allergy to peanuts. The occurrence of this allergy not only in western countries has
increased over time. This has triggered scientists to research on ways to prevent these allergies
(Sampson, et al. 1998).
The content of the literature in the research article relates directly to the issue at hand.
The method used to obtain these results was the quantitative method. Data was collected by the
use of measurements. The scientists selected children who suffered from eczema, egg allergy or
both to consume peanuts. Children who were younger than eleven months but older than four
months were also subjected to a different study. They were subjected to the skin prick test. The
outcomes of the results were assessed independently by the author. This was good in that the
children who had reactions mild and simple reactions were selected. This showed that the
research was distributed across everyone. The researchers were also thoughtful to the extent that