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Oral Milk Allergy Therapy Loses Power Over Time

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 immunotherapy for milk allergies, fewer than half were able to regularly consume milk without symptoms in the long term.


In addition, some of the participants became far more reactive than they had been earlier in the course of the oral immunotherapy, the authors said. Intolerance of milk consumption was accompanied by frequent reactions in 40% of the kids, systemic reactions in 30%, and the need for epinephrine in 20%, Wood said during a press conference."

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