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Is there a way to get over a food allergy?

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Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Probably not: There is much research being done regarding "oral desensitization" to peanut, for example, and the research is promising. However, this procedure is not approved outside of a research environment. Therefore, there is no current cure for food allergy.
Dr. Justin Greiwe
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Potentially: Currently the main option for patients with food allergy is avoidance and epinephrine. Some people grow out of their food allergy, especially to milk and egg if diagnosed as a child. Peanut and shellfish more often life-long allergy. Oral immuotherapy for common food allergens is currently being offered by a number of Allergists throughout the country which is an alternative to avoidance.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me is there a way to get rid of a food allergy?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Not yet: Currently, the recommendation for people with food allergies is avoidance of that food, wear a medical bracelet and be prepared with an action plan and self-injectable Epinephrine like epipen (epinephrine). There are current clinical trials aimed at treating milk and peanut allergies by using oral desensitization and the initial results are promising, but not yet ready for widespread use.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to cure severe food allergies?

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Dr. Thomas Johnson
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 27 years experience
Avoidance: Avoidance is the only treatment option at this time. It is hopeful that someday there may be more of a treatment option.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can there be some way to lessen the effects of food allergies?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
Food allergy: There are currently no treatment for food allergy except avoiding it. Depending on the symptoms when you consume the food that you are allergic to, certain medications can be used to treat them. A new method being studied to treat food allergy is food immunotherapy. Hopefully that would be the treatment in the future. Allergists are specialized in those problems.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is there any cures on the way for food allergies?L

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Dr. Philip Hemmers
Allergy 20 years experience
Yes.: Currently, several products are under investigation. All follow the principles of desensitization; starting with very small amounts, the patient is repeatedly exposed to the food substance. Over time the body may develop tolerance. It is still unclear if desensitization will permanently "cure" the food allergy or if it will return. Warning: do not try this at home - there is significant risk.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What do I do to get rid of a food allergy?

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Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
Avoidance: Avoidance remains the only way to deal with food allergies. It does not eliminate the allergy or get rid of it but can make it less likely that you will experience symptoms. Children sometimes lose certain food allergies over time but adults are more likely to have persistent allergies.

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