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Zeppelin’s Peanut Allergy

HF12 Zeppelin Peanut Allergy
WCH News
Posted 18 Apr 2024

Did you know that one in 30 Australian children suffers from a peanut allergy? For some, even small exposure can lead to severe reactions, including anaphylaxis.

Just like Zeppelin, who’s journey with allergies began when he was 10-months old and experienced an allergic reaction to eggs. Over time, he outgrew the egg and cashew allergies but developed a severe peanut allergy, leading to a frightening incident at age 2 when he accidentally consumed peanuts and required prompt medical attention.

Zeppelin’s mum Calli enrolled him to take part in the peanut allergy research trials at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital for three years and has alleviated his mum’s constant worry in social situations.

Calli said “I feel so grateful for the opportunity for Zeppelin to have been part of these studies. He actually loved going to the hospital because the beautiful staff did such a great job to make him feel special and spoilt him while he was in hospital”.

The Allergy Department at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital is leading the way in research trials for potential treatments in children with peanut allergies.

If your child, is aged between one and 11 years old, has a diagnosed peanut allergy, they may have the opportunity to access these ground-breaking treatments through WCH research trials. The research trials aim to potentially improve quality of life, enhance safety, and broaden dietary options.

All studies have received ethical approval, ensuring the safety and well-being of participants.

To find out more about these trials, visit the Allergy and Immunology Research Unit (AIRU) webpage on the WCH website.

To express interest in enrolling your child in the peanut allergy treatment trials, please contact our research team on (08) 8161 9156 or email