The document, published in six medical journals, includes three separate sets of recommendations based on the level of risk an infant has for developing a peanut allergy. Those at highest risk are defined as babies with severe eczema — a skin condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red and cracked — or egg allergy or both. Those in the middle group have mild-to-moderate eczema. And those in the lowest-risk group have no eczema or food allergies.
"New NIH Guidelines on Infants and Peanuts May Contradict Everything You’ve Heard Before" is from the January 05, 2017 To Your Health section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ariana Eunjung Cha and narrated by Sam Scholl.