A 50-year-old member asked:
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is it possible to get allergy desensitization / immunotherapy shots for food allergies?

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Dr. John Overholt
25 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: There are no injection protocols for desensitization to foods. Oral desensitization is being carried out at several research centers, but is not ready for general clinical use at this time.
Answered on Jan 23, 2014
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Dr. Patrick Melder
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Yes: This is usually done with small incremental challenges of the food rather than shots.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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No: Currently, oral desensitization to foods is experimental and cannot be safely recommended or administered.
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