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How is nut allergy testing, de-sensitizing done?

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Dr. Maurice Strickland
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Orally in small incr

Nut desensitization is still not approved by the fda.
Nut allergen is given orally in progressively larger doses, starting from a dose that does not cause systemic reactions. Progressive doses cause a desensitization, actual tolerance after discontinuation of daily doses may or may not develop. Standardized extracts for use in practice are not in use today.

In brief: Orally in small incr

Nut desensitization is still not approved by the fda.
Nut allergen is given orally in progressively larger doses, starting from a dose that does not cause systemic reactions. Progressive doses cause a desensitization, actual tolerance after discontinuation of daily doses may or may not develop. Standardized extracts for use in practice are not in use today.
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