Seven of nine kids were desensitized to walnut and one other nut.
Peanut oral immunotherapy in a capsule is moving closer to regulatory approval in the United States. The therapy brings hope – not for a cure – but of lives made less vulnerable.
They’re the courageous food allergy parents and children testing therapies still in the experimental stages.
Patients taking the drug had one-third the number of reactions of a placebo group while doing OIT
Dr. Brian Vickery was interested in cardiology before he spent time as a pediatric resident in New York City. There, it seemed like every other patient he saw had eczema, asthma, or some other allergic problem. He became fascinated by the allergy epidemic and how little is known about the underlying immunological mechanisms of allergy,… Read more »
Testing OIT in such a young population has never been done before, but results show that it’s worth it.
Study author Mimi Tang says these results could lead to effective treatment for peanut allergies.
Researchers in Australia have introduced a game-changing idea in the hunt for a peanut allergy cure. They combined a large daily dose of specific probiotics with oral immunotherapy to find out whether this would effectively treat peanut allergy.
Parker and Dr. Kari Nadeau are aiming for a therapy that takes only one or two treatments, retrains the immune system – and lasts.
Two studies focused on peanut OIT have found possible answers to key research questions.