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Pollen Immunotherapy May Relieve Oral Allergy Syndrome Symptoms in Children

KFA News Team ·
We know that children with pollen food allergy syndrome (PFAS) also suffer from seasonal allergies. A new study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston shows that allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy) can be effective in reducing PFAS symptoms for pediatric patients.
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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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Re: Certain Egg Allergy Patients Still Have Tolerance Five Years After OIT

kandicejo ·
It's so great to see research for egg allergy!
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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: 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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Re: Study of Australian Children Points to Possible Clue in Curing Peanut Allergy

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: 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

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

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

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: 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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Oral Food Challenges: What to Expect (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a webinar on July 28, 2015, called “Oral Food Challenges: What to Expect.”    Irene Mikhail, MD, an allergist immunologist at Nationwide Children’s in Columbus, Ohio, discussed: Why and...
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AAFA Brings Patient Voice to FDA Committee Review on Palforzia, Oral Immunotherapy Treatment for Peanut Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On Sept. 13, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Allergenic Products Advisory Committee recommended the approval of Aimmune Therapeutics’ peanut treatment, Palforzia. If approved, Palforzia would be ground-breaking for the future of food allergy treatments. What Is Palforzia? Palforzia, also known as AR101, is a type of oral immunotherapy (OIT) for peanut allergy. If approved, it would be the first FDA-approved treatment for peanut allergy. Currently, some allergists already...
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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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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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Re: Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

remo davis ·
Whenever we give egg to our child he vomits.I didnt knew about egg allergy. Initially we thought it is because the child hates egg or may be due other stomach problems.So we didnt often gave egg to him thinking the child may not like it .It was his baby sitter from Wee watch at Ontario made us realize that the child may be suffering from egg allergy.Soon we consulted with a doctor .Great blog!
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Re: Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

Kathy P ·
Welcome to KFA Remo! I'm glad you have someone who helped connect the dots for the egg allergy. Please let us know how we can help! We can help w/ egg free recipes or navigating starting school or dealing with less than supportive relatives.
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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: Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

Jen ·
Welcome to posting. . The thing to remember is that these challenges take place in a drs office, under medical supervision. They can catch a possible rxn at the first sign. This is different than those cases of accidental ingestion of a small amount where it may not be initially obvious that a. Any allergen was consumed and/or b. a reaction is occurring. Both of those situations could lead to a delay in giving epinephrine. Another thing to remember is that many cases of anaphylaxis self...
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Re: Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

SarahElizabeth ·
They gave me one of these tests to check if had a carrot allergy, and another to test my pepper allergy. I failed both, and ended up in the ER both times because one EpiPen dose couldn't calm down the reaction. They wanted to do more oral tests to make sure my blood tests for the other allergies were accurate, but my mom won't schedule them because she thinks it's too dangerous to try them right now. Any advice on how to talk to her about this?
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If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FOOD ALLERGIES AND CROSS-REACTIVITY  by Vaishali Mankad, MD   A food allergy occurs when the immune system overreacts to a food.  The most common type of food allergy results from the immune system making a type of antibody called IgE...
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Re: If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

Mahbahlih ·
Eskimomama4, having any type of food or environmental reaction is inconvenient and frustrating to say the least. I hope it gives you some comfort to know it's actually very common with OAS to react to the skin of fruit but not the peeled fruit inside. Regarding peach, it's a different little beast. According to FARRP because the peach allergen is "heat-stable and highly concentrated under the fruit skin" they recommend avoidance all together. Meaning, sadly, you can't peel it and enjoy like...
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Re: If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

Kara Bidden-Hackman ·
My daughter is allergic to cow's milk, egg, peanut and tree nut. She is 5 years old and has eaten apples (raw or cooked) without any issue for years. Last spring/summer she started complaining of itchy mouth after eating apples (in raw form). She ate them all winter (raw or cooked) with no issue. This spring started with more intense complaints of itchy mouth and itchy skin (no visible hives) after eating raw apples. Her IgE blood work was positive for apples (lower value, yet positive).
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Re: If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

cheymom ·
Hi Kara! That sounds like Oral Allergy Syndrome to me. My dd has OAS. I would consult with your allergist to see if cooked apples are okay or if you should avoid.
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Re: If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

eskimomama4 ·
I am 43, and have some form of Oral Allergy Syndrome. I get small itchy blisters on my lips, roof of mouth, and down my throat, if I eat fresh fruit that you can eat the skin. This started about 8-9 years ago. I can't eat fresh apples, grapes, strawberries, peaches, etc. If you have to peel it, I can eat it. But I'm not allergic to the fruit itself. I can eat most frozen fruits, but not peaches. I believe its the pesticides used on the fruit. I've tried organic, and I get the same reaction.
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Re: If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

camenae ·
My son has OAS with apples. His reaction did not occur immediately, but rather almost 12 hours later. I took a picture of his reaction and showed his allergist. Allergist agreed it was definitely OAS. Apparently his reaction was NOT common in that it took so long to show. Just something to think about...
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Re: If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

Kathy P ·
Interesting possibility Eskimomama. My daughter has OAS and reacts differently to different varieties of the same fruit. Sometimes she can eat more, sometimes very little before she feels the reaction. Since it's a cross reactivity to the pollens, it seems to correlate with when the pollen is high or her overall allergy load is high (d/t environmental issues in general). But she reacts to conventional and organic. She seems to be able to eat dried fruits but we haven't really tried frozen.
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Katie Colebrook-Smith ·
Wow and THANKYOU I'm not mad or sooking. I starred getting itchy after eating fresh fruit and veg 7 years ago when pregnant, but midwife shurged it off as one of those things. And still have issues now. Had linked it to my reaction to pollens but that's all. So nice to see a reconised reason to what I feel.
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Re: If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

Mahbahlih ·
Katie, welcome to KFA. So glad the blog could be helpful to you. It's always nice to see things in writing that confirm our suspicions or solve mysteries!
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Re: If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

Jacci Madden Boechler ·
Interested to see if anyone has information on two foods not related eg. peanuts and cotton seed oil. From what I have been reading cotton seed oil has the same weight and molecular structure as peanuts.
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Iumom ·
Very interesting information. It makes a lot of sense. My kids both have pollen allergies and both have had reactions/sensitivities to some fruits and pine nuts.
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Mahbahlih ·
Eskimomama, another thought I had was regarding the geographic area in which you live. Chances are you live in an area where there is little or no (for example) birch pollen but the store bought varieties come from regions where there is. Sounds like you should stick to local fruits for sure. Just a thought.
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Re: If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

Anjie ·
Hi I really need help I don't no what to do anymore my so does not eat at all he only drinks pedisure plz help he is 4yrs old...
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Kathy P ·
Hi Anjie - welcome to KFA and I'm glad you posted! It sounds like you are really struggling with your son's feeding issues and I'm sure we can help. I'm going to encourage you to post over on our forums where more people are likely to see and give you feedback. Include what his know allergies and any other medical issues. The more background you can give us, the better we will be able to help w/ ideas, resources, etc.
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Kathy P ·
If you can't find where to post (I edited my last comment to add the link), let me know and I can help with that part.
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Re: If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

Anjie ·
Thanks a lot I would really like him to eat some kind of food.But do Need help I have been trying nothing seems to work plz been say he'll grow out of it I am just hoping
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Re: If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

Kathy P ·
What is he allergic to? What does he need to avoid? What reactions do you see to those foods?
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Re: If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

Anjie ·
Well pretty much everything he is allergic to and is reaction in sneezing swelling of eyes and throwing up
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Re: If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

Trmnich ·
My son has been skin pricked tested 4 times and the last time 3 month ago his tree nut came back negative. All other three skin prick test came back 6+ peanuts & 3+ tree nuts I was suprised when tree nuts came back negative. We still keep him away from all tree nut just to be on the safe side but what are the chances of him outgrowing just the tree nut since he was 3+ before? He is will be 13 in May and is doing great being his own advocate of his allergy and we are very proud of him. We...
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Re: If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

AndreaN ·
In the 1990s I tested big positives to tree nuts and fish. Fast forward to 3 years ago. The same allergist skin tested me for tree nut and fish, and they all came back completely negative. My allergist questioned the results, and had me come back a few weeks later and had the tree nuts and fish skin tested again, as well as did blood work. This second time, my tree nuts skin test and the blood work all came back negative and I can eat them fine. However, my fish skin test and blood work all...
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Re: If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

Kathy P ·
Tina - did he ever have a reaction to tree nuts? Or was that diagnosed on testing alone? Sorry about the school situation - is the school supposed to be nut free?
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