European and American experts review what’s working and what’s not with allergy immunotherapy.
The staying power of OIT (oral immunotherapy) for milk allergy has been called into question with the results of a 5-year followup of test subjects.
What is immunotherapy? Immunotherapy is a form of treatment, commonly known as allergy shots, in which a patient with allergic rhinitis gets controlled exposure to allergens through injections. It will not be the first course of treatment. In immunotherapy, a doctor raises the allergen dose in your shots over a number of months and years… Read more »
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Seven of nine kids were desensitized to walnut and one other nut.
Therapy significantly increased the amount of wheat an allergic individual can tolerate without reacting.
Having asthma puts you at a greater risk of having a systemic allergic reaction during allergy shots.
Small number of patients were able to eat handfuls of peanuts after SLIT.
Sweeping report calls on FDA, CDC and other agencies to develop food allergy guidelines and expand training.
Almost half of youngsters could consume 10 times more peanut than at start of study.