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!
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...
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.
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.
Articles about OIT in the news has been the bane of my existence. Every single new person I meet and tell about my son’s food allergies brings up OIT like I’ve never heard of it. And they dismiss his allergies like if I would just do OIT for him, he would be magically cured. Implication is that I’m either an idiot or a bad mom. As you all know, there are a lot of caveats with these studies. And OIT is nowhere near ready for prime time, as in everyone being able to do it or be cured by it. My...
Carol, you're certainly NOT a bad mom ... and so very far from being an idiot! Not every treatment for ANY disorder, including food allergies, is right for every person. Each family has to figure out the benefits and risks that are unique to their own situation. You're being careful and doing your due diligence and making the best decisions for your family.
This gives me hope that my child will eventually be allergy free and his life will not be in danger from a simple item of food! Thank you so much for this great article in layman terms so that we parents can understand it!
Hi Michael, Very interesting for us to read as I have more than one grandchild with food allergies! Congratulations on all your accomplishments and studies. Love from us all, your old Oxford neighbour!
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