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How does anti-ige treatment work?

How does anti-ige treatment work?

Decoupling: Allergic illness occur when allergens activate mast cells releasing biochemicals. Allergens interact with mast cells through ige antibodies attached to mast cell receptors. Each ige antibody is specific for an allergen. Ige lasts for months but ultimately degrades & must be replaced. Anti-ige blocks the replacement process. Mast cells become denuded of ige & can no longer respond to allergens. ...Read more

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Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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Is food allergy can be treated through immunotherapy or anti IgE therapy ?

Is food allergy can be treated through immunotherapy or anti IgE therapy  ?

No: It is not recommended to use immunotherapy for treatment of food allergy. There are studies being done to try to desensitize by giving small amounts of the food frequently but these are still in a research phase. Anti-ige treatment with omulazimab is approve for asthma treatment in the us and it will often make the patient less reactive to foods they are allergic to. ...Read more

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How common is it for a high IgE antibody with all other blood work normal?

How common is it for a high IgE antibody with all other blood work normal?

High IgE: It's pretty common for ige to be the only abnormal finding in a blood test. High ige usually means a person has regular allergies, and these do not cause other abnormalities in the blood. ...Read more

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Has anybody else been tested for IgG antibody food allergies? I thought allergies were ige?

Different types: There are actually 5 (and probably more) antibody responses to infection or allergens: igg, igm, iga, igd, and ige. Our IgM and igg antibodies are usually produced in response to infection; ige antibodies usually produced in response to allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Hello,My baby is 22months old having fever103 cough LABS:serum IgE level 310 ,MP (ICT)negative,CXR minimal perihilar infiltration , taking antibiotic?

Hello,My baby is 22months  old having fever103 cough LABS:serum IgE level 310 ,MP (ICT)negative,CXR minimal perihilar infiltration , taking antibiotic?

Sounds viral: Most viral infections, such as influenza, can give high fevers and cough with a similar chest x-ray pattern. Unless your child has a high WBC, respiratory distress, is immunosuppressed or has fever over 5-7 days, I would continue to treat symptomatically with fever and fluid management as antibiotics are not helpful for viral infections. I hope your child feels better soon. ...Read more