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 »
Boy describes the life-changing experience of an oral immunotherapy trial for peanut allergy.
Q: I’m encouraged about oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy and my 13-year-old is considering whether she would take part in a local trial. My biggest concern is: how great is the risk of developing (EoE) or eosinophilic esophagitis, which I’m told can develop during this therapy? Dr. Sicherer: Eosinophilic esophagitis is akin to having a rash… Read more »
Meet the teenager impacting research as an intern and study participant.