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Can you get allergy desensitization shots for food allergies?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
11 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Currently, oral desensitization to foods is experimental and cannot be safely recommended or administered.

In brief: No

Currently, oral desensitization to foods is experimental and cannot be safely recommended or administered.
Dr. Paul Carter
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

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Furthermore, clinical trials of peanut shots in the past was stopped b/c of fatalities.

In brief: No

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Furthermore, clinical trials of peanut shots in the past was stopped b/c of fatalities.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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