Can you get allergy desensitization shots for food allergies?

No. Dr. Carter is correct. Food desensitization protocols remain experimental at this time. When and if they become the standard of care, however, they are oral programs involving swallowing or holding in the mouth initially very small and progressively larger amounts of food. Injecting food under the skin is very dangerous and has been abandoned as a method for treating food allergies.
No. Currently, oral desensitization to foods is experimental and cannot be safely recommended or administered.
No . See below answers. Furthermore, clinical trials of peanut shots in the past was stopped b/c of fatalities.

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Can you get allergy desensitization/immunotherapy shots for allergies to foods?

Yes. This is usually done with small incremental challenges of the food rather than shots. Read more...
NO! Allergy shots for foods is not indicated. Several studies in the past have demonstrated that food allergy shots are potentially very dangerous. Oral desensitization studies are ongoing and look very promising but the data is not yet clear as to the proper dosing, duration and whether this is "curative" or offer some degree of protection for accidental exposures. Google cofars for a good resource. Read more...
No. Thus far there is no effective means for desensitization to foods across the boards and any attempts at desensitazation should not be tried at home. There are clinical trials in progress some of which are very positive however adverse reactions including death have occurred in the past and therefore until standard protocols are in place this should not be considered. Avoidance only. Read more...
No. There are no protocols to desensitize someone to foods via injections. There are oral desensitization protocols, but at present they are only suitable for research studies. Read more...

Is it possible to get allergy desensitization / immunotherapy shots for food allergies?

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. Read more...

For what reason wouldn't every food allergy parent have their child desensitized?

Not available . Desensitization is done currently only in a research setting and not available for most children with allergies. Trials are generally reserved for children with the most severe reactions. As a mother of a child with food allergies i look forward to the day when such therapies are available to all. Read more...

Is there a way to prevent adult onset of food allergies? I want to do a DIY desensitization for this mild shrimp allergy I'm developing. What would you recommend? Thanks.

No proven way. Becoming allergic food is based on a combination of genes (epigenes) and the exposure -there is no proven way to avoid the development However there is some evidence that regular use of acid suppressor may increase the risk in developing food allergies. There is no FDA approved desensitization treatment but studies have shown some success. Discuss with your allergist re. your options. Read more...

Can you get immunotherapy shots for food allergies?

No. Food allergy shot for food are not appropriate and can be dangerous. Clinical trials for food allergy shots have resulted in fatalities. Read more...
No. Immunotherapy shots are used to help your body make immunologic changes that enhance your ability to tolerate exposure to a substance. In the case of food, gram quantities are ingested, vs inhalant allergens, in which much smaller quantities like nanograms or micrograms are inhaled. Food desensitizations are being done now by mouth as opposed to with shots. These methods are in the early stages. Read more...
Too dangerous. There is no currently approved form of immunotherapy for food allergies. Injection of food was abandoned as a potential therapy due to a death in a preliminary trial. Oral desensitization is a therapy under intense investigation at duke, stanford & other research institutions. Some patients are jumping the gun & self-treating. I advise waiting for peer-reviewed published results & guidelines. Read more...

Do you get shots when you see an allergist to test for food allergies?

Probably. You would usually get "shots" for interdermal testing, but most food allergys are not treated with "shots". They are treated with avoidance and oral drops. But the type of testing depends on the allergists. Some allergists use blood tests, others may use challange tests, which others may use interdermal testing. All are accepted methods of diagnosis. Read more...