Tagged With "Immunotherapy"

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Peanut Patch Could Be Game Changer

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Now, doctors at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital and 23 other hospitals worldwide are testing what they hope will be a breakthrough treatment. It is a patch that exposes the wearer to small amounts of peanut protein through the skin. Over time, they...
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Predicting Peanut Allergy Immunotherapy Outcomes

KFA News Team ·
Researchers examined blood samples taken from peanut-allergic volunteers enrolled in an oral immunotherapy study.
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Prolonged Avoidance of Peanuts after Peanut Oral Immunotherapy May Reverse Its Effects

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Prolonged Avoidance of Peanuts after Peanut Oral Immunotherapy May Reverse Its Effects SAN DIEGO, CA Research presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academyof Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) continues to provide insight into the questions thatsurround possible food allergy treatments being investigated. In particular, one study suggested that prolonged avoidance of peanuts following peanut oral immunotherapy may reverse theeffects achieved...
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Pairing Xolair (Omalizumab) with Oral Immunotherapy Improves Outcome for Milk Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Pairing Oral Immunotherapy with Biological Medication for Allergic Asthma Reduces Dosing-Related Side Effects and Time Needed to Reach Maintenance Dose   SAN DIEGO, CA – Omalizumab is an immunomodulator medication, which means it acts...
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Three-Injection Immunotherapy for Grass Pollen Well Tolerated in Teens

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Three ultrasound guided lymph node injections safe in teens   (Press Release)   Houston, TX – Researchers have new evidence that grass-pollen allergies can be safely treated using American extracts injected into a lymph node...
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Treatment Hope for Those with Multiple Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Asthma drug aids simultaneous desensitization to several food allergies, study finds "An asthma drug accelerates the process of desensitizing patients with food allergies to several foods at the same time, a new study by researchers at the Stanford...
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Study of Australian Children Points to Possible Clue in Curing Peanut Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Australian researchers say they may have come up with a potential treatment for peanut allergy that combines eating peanuts with a probiotic. More studies are needed and parents should not try this at home, the scientists say. Probiotics are sometimes...
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Mixed Long-Term Results Following Milk Oral Immunotherapy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Oral immunotherapy is currently being researched as a possible treatment for food allergy.  The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is reporting mixed results from two studies of milk immunotherapy. "After several years, only 31%...
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Oral Milk Allergy Therapy Loses Power Over Time

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Robert Wood, MD, of Johns Hopkins University, presented research at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) meeting last week that warns of the effects of oral milk allergy immunotherapy. "Among children who underwent oral...
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Milk Allergy Study Shows People with Asthma Should Be Included in Food Allergy Research

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A recent study showed some success in treating milk-allergic asthmatics with oral immunotherapy.   The authors suggested that future studies include people with asthma. That's because people with food allergies and asthma have a higher risk for...
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Sublingual (Under-the-Tongue) Immunotherapy Shows Promise in Treating Peanut Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Peanut Therapy Shows Promise in Treating Peanut AllergyNIH-Funded Clinical Study is One of the First to Evaluate Sublingual Immunotherapy as a Peanut Allergy Treatment FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 WHAT: A new study supported by the...
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6 New Frontiers in Food Allergy Treatment

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dr. Robert Wood, chief of allergy and immunology at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, explains what's next for food allergy immunotherapy to MedPage Today .  The article covers: Allergen Patches for the Skin Baking Foods (Heat Changes the...
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Food Allergy Treatments Show Promising Results

KFA News Team ·
A report from NBCNews explains two new treatments being studied: multiple food oral immunotherapy and a new skin patch. The treatments involve exposing the patient to a small amount of their allergen and slowly increasing the dose to build up...
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EoE Developed in Patients with IgE-Mediated Food Allergy After OIT

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Eosinophilic esophagitis occurred in nearly 3% of patients with immunoglobulin E-mediated food allergy who had undergone oral immunotherapy in a recent study.   Read the full article on Healio: EoE developed in patients with IgE-mediated food...
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FDA Allows Peanut Immunotherapy Treatments to Advance

KFA News Team ·
  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agreed to expedite the review of a specially formulated peanut product. The peanut product, called AR101, is being studied as a potential allergy treatment. The status was granted after the company...
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Early-Intervention Leads to a High Rate of Peanut Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) Success

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Low doses of peanut early in life may lead to long-term allergy control   (Press Release)   Houston, TX – An early-intervention oral immunotherapy (EI-OIT) trial for peanut allergy shows promising results and could represent a new,...
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Consuming Low Doses of Peanut after Being Desensitized with Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Can Produce Sustained Unresponsiveness

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Consuming Low Doses of Peanut after Being Desensitized with Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Can Produce Sustained Unresponsive SAN DIEGO, CA – Research has shown that peanut oral immunotherapy can produce desensitization and even sustained...
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Re: Consuming Low Doses of Peanut after Being Desensitized with Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Can Produce Sustained Unresponsiveness

Kids With Food Allergies ·
KFA's Note: Oral immunotherapy for food allergens is still being investigated by researchers. This is not something to try at home, but rather to discuss with your allergist.
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Re: EoE Developed in Patients with IgE-Mediated Food Allergy After OIT

SBilliel ·
Thanks for posting this!
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Re: Food Allergy Treatments Show Promising Results

josephine ·
As a mother of a son (age 11) who has been dealing with this allergy combo. since one, I agree with this article. We also have contact and air borne to same which just adds to it all. The important thing to remember is to read, read and read and know about everything that goes into your child's mouth. Cooking things at home is major too. My dream is that they will find a cure to all food allergies and to find resturants that actually can come up with something for my child to eat besides...
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Re: Three-Injection Immunotherapy for Grass Pollen Well Tolerated in Teens

kandicejo ·
This is fascinating! I'm going to read up more about it.
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Re: Prolonged Avoidance of Peanuts after Peanut Oral Immunotherapy May Reverse Its Effects

Kids With Food Allergies ·
KFA's Note: Oral immunotherapy for food allergens is still being investigated by researchers. This is not something to try at home, but rather to discuss with your allergist.
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Re: Treatment Hope for Those with Multiple Food Allergies

A-Ma ·
I imagine this post will be shared with many relatives and friends. Thank you for posting the most recent research here! (my first question was, "does this mean people should run out and try this combined therapy?" and my second was, "Hmm. I have a small child and I wonder what the side effects of this drug would be on her physical, neurological, and hormonal development if she did this.." Thanks again for all your work here, I absolutely love and trust this site!
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Re: Treatment Hope for Those with Multiple Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Hi A-Ma, This type of treatment is still undergoing research studies and is not being performed in allergy clinics across the country yet. The drug described in this study is actually an injectable medicine for asthma that has not been proven/approved for use in other allergic diseases yet. It is currently only approved for use in children over age 12. The concerns you mentioned about side effects and how it may affect the child are all great questions that will be investigated as the...
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Re: Peanut Patch Could Be Game Changer

Hamadred ·
This could be life changing for so many people. I can't wait to see how this develops!
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Re: Study of Australian Children Points to Possible Clue in Curing Peanut Allergy

RW ·
Thank you for sharing the citation. I read the abstract as the full text wasn't available. They did not control for peanut component, just skin test wheal size. I wonder why since such a difference has been shown with the components... I'd like to open up a question too as I noticed the study included very young children. I'm a mom with a peanut allergic kid and I want there to be research done, but I'm in an ethical conundrum when it comes to putting my kid in a study. I'm just not sure it...
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Re: Study of Australian Children Points to Possible Clue in Curing Peanut Allergy

Allison ·
Hmmm. Good question! I'm not a doctor, but I can throw out some theories based on conversations I have had with doctors, plus my family's own experience with medical studies. I'm thinking that there may be a difference in how food allergy works or presents in children vs. adults, so the results would not be the same. Logistically, depending on the study, visits may require you to see a doctor somewhat often - it varies on the study. One I just looked at was every two weeks. If you work FT...
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Re: Study of Australian Children Points to Possible Clue in Curing Peanut Allergy

RW ·
Thanks for your thoughtful response! We parents are faced with some difficult choices aren't we? How did you discover you child was allergic to things like mustard and chickpeas? My kid is swearing a Twizzler made her throat hurt, but she's not real trustworthy right now, she eats another flavor of them all the time and the ingredients are identical. I thin she didn't like this flavor and wanted the "yummy medicine" like her brother had moments before when dinner made his mouth itch. We are...
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Re: Study of Australian Children Points to Possible Clue in Curing Peanut Allergy

Allison ·
Mustard - he had a hot dog, which included it as a hidden spice. He threw it up within the hour and had profuse rhinitis as well (sneezing/discharge from nose). We added that to the testing list at his next appointment. Chick peas, I honestly don't remember, it was so long ago. It may have been a rash around his mouth and itchiness. Shellfish is new. He was eating shrimp ok. He didn't really like it but I chopped it up small and gave it to him about once a month. Then I sort of fell off that...
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Re: Study of Australian Children Points to Possible Clue in Curing Peanut Allergy

RW ·
Wow! What a tough journey. I love shrimp but am kind of afraid to try it with my kid. We had a bad experience with trying TN at home. I would advise your friend with the PN daughter to take it in careful steps. I thought my DD was PN only and gave her almonds, it went fine. Then I gave her cashews and we called 911.... First step is peanut component blood test. Apparently there are several different proteins in the peanut one can be allergic to. Some proteins track towards "outgrowing" it,...
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Re: Study of Australian Children Points to Possible Clue in Curing Peanut Allergy

Kathy P ·
Yes, there is what is called "component testing" which can help predict the chances of outgrowing and/or passing an oral challenge based on which proteins you react to. All tree nuts are lumped together, but botanically/allergenically, there are different categories. The big problems is that they are all often processed together making everything cross contaminated. That's why a lot will recommend avoiding all tree nuts and peanuts if you are allergic even to just one. The chances of cross...
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Re: Study of Australian Children Points to Possible Clue in Curing Peanut Allergy

RW ·
She is 6 and loves cooking with me. She's also a great reader and we practice with labels. One thing I've wondered.... Do you know of a book that teaches kids the different names of nuts in a fun way? I learned by eating them, but when you avoid nuts it is hard to teach a kid all the names and shapes to be alert for. Thanks for all the feedback. I can't tell you how much I appreciate this website.
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Re: Study of Australian Children Points to Possible Clue in Curing Peanut Allergy

Kathy P ·
I don't know of any, but maybe others have some ideas. You will get more input if you ask that question on the Main forum .
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Re: Study of Australian Children Points to Possible Clue in Curing Peanut Allergy

Allison ·
I recently conducted a fake food tour via the Internet of various cheeses and nuts my son had to look out for. You could use Google Images.... We used to have a book but it was aimed at toddlers - I can't remember the name of the top of my head.
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Re: Treatment Hope for Those with Multiple Food Allergies

Btscott ·
I understand that Xolair is experimental for children with food allergies and only for kids 12 and up. But it is my understanding that OIT and SLIT is being done in regular clinic settings and not just in clinical trials . Is the any hospital/ clinic in the country that is doing OIT or SLIT for children with fish allergies? I have seen it only for nuts, milk and eggs. Thanks for any information you have.
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Re: Treatment Hope for Those with Multiple Food Allergies

Allison ·
Whenever I want to check to see who is doing what in research, I look at www.clinicaltrials.gov Putting in food allergies yields 374 results - that includes studies that are not yet recruiting and those that are done.. https://www.clinicaltrials.gov...es&Search=Search I am not sure about regular clinic settings - I just reread your question.
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Re: Study of Australian Children Points to Possible Clue in Curing Peanut Allergy

RW ·
Is this a published study and do you have a citation? All I can find are new clips like this (that will probably get kids sent to the hospital.)I can't tell from any of the articles I've read say if the study was controlled for peanut component since kids are allergic to different proteins. I also wonder what the side effects were to ingesting that much bacteria. Gut flora is an ecosystem of it's own, and disrupting it may have consequences.
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Allison ·
Hi, thank you for noticing! This is the citation; I read the study and I don't recall if they looked at different components, I would have to check again. We tried to make it clear that this is really just a first step and that parents should never, ever attempt to replicate medical studies at home! The citation is: Administration of a probiotic with peanut oral immunotherapy: A randomized trial Tang, Mimi L.K. et al. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology A press release to the research...
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Re: Sublingual (Under-the-Tongue) Immunotherapy Shows Promise in Treating Peanut Allergy

SassyJ ·
AWESOME!!! I know that SLIT is awesome for environmental allergies. My almost 6 yr old daughter has been getting treatment for her enviros for 2 years, and has made unbelievable progress, and even lost a few lesser allergies, while all are so amazingly better I can barely believe it! (We observe the results in real life, not just with testing. She can now play in grass w/out head to toe hives!!!) I do think that SLIT will be a viable option for some food allergies. What exciting news!
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Re: Mixed Long-Term Results Following Milk Oral Immunotherapy

2withallergies ·
I have a 12 yo dd with milk allergy. I have been reading the many studies and articles on baked milk and milk oral immunotherapy. I am wondering if there are any here that have tried this and what was the outcome. The above article states that 31% were tolerating full servings of cow's milk. The most recent articles seem to talk down this approach to food allergies because of this low %, but 31% is to me HUGE in comparison to almost 0% with complete avoidance. Wondering what others think or...
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Re: Mixed Long-Term Results Following Milk Oral Immunotherapy

cheymom ·
Baked milk is a frequent topic on the KFA forums. We have a lot of members with milk allergic children that are successfully eating baked milk. Here is the latest thread: http://community.kidswithfooda...78#18184364604051478 http://community.kidswithfooda...ange-other-questions http://community.kidswithfooda...31#17480335922824231
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