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% of subjects were tolerating at least full servings of cow’s milk with minimal or no symptoms, and 19% reported anaphylaxis at least once in recent follow-up. Twenty-two percent of subjects were consuming no or only trace amounts of milk."
These findings call for more research into long-term outcomes of immunotherapy for food allergy. For more information: http://www.aaaai.org/global/la...l-immunotherapy.aspx
To find out more about oral immunotherapy and other food allergy treatments being researched, read our Medical Advisory Team's blog post: The Future of Food Allergy: Developing New Treatments