A 38-year-old member asked:
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can you get allergy desensitization/immunotherapy shots for allergies to foods?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: This is usually done with small incremental challenges of the food rather than shots.
Answered on Jul 1, 2013
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