Is there a treatment for food allergies?

No. There are currently no fda-approved "treatments" for food allergies. Identification and avoidance is the only currently approved and recommended method to deal with food allergies. There are research trials looking into actual treatments, and sublingual immunotherapy (slit) is being used "off-label" as a treatment, but they are not yet recognized in the us as "approved" treatments.
Yes. The current accepted treatment for food allergy is avoidance and being prepared to treat any reaction that might occur. There are ongoing clinical trials through cofars (the consortium for food allergy research) that are investigating whether or not sublingual or oral desensitization or tolerance to the particular food in question is possible. The preliminary data is promising but not definitive.
Yes. The treatment for confirmed food allergy is avoidance. Approximately 2% of adults and 5% of children have true allergies to foods. Milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanut, tree nut, shellfish, & fish account for over 90% of true food allergies. Many people think they or their children have food allergies when they may only have some intolerance to the food. See a board certified allergist for an evaluation.
Confused yet? There are many insightful answered posted to this question. The bottom line is that for a truly documented ige mediated food allergy and not food intolerance or insensitivity there is no approved method for treating other than avoidance. There are clinical trials in place and favorable results for foods such as milk and egg however standard protocols and parameters are still being worked out.
No. Definitely avod foods that you are allergic too.
No. Currently there are no fda-approved treatment for food allergies. Avoidance is not treatment. Desensitization protocols are still experimental.
Yes. Food allergy is a growing problem. For decades we have had little advice to offer patients aside from avoid what they know causes anaphylactic reactions and carry epipens (epinephrine). Only recently has medical science proven that oral desensitization is possible, probably safe and likely to be effective at "curing" food allergy. This is the next treatment frontier for food allergy.
Yes. It is important to eliminate allergens, work on the diet, either strict or rotational diet per specialist, and change the immune response. There are some medications and supplements which may help. Advise to see an allergy specialist.
No. Actually, not yet. Two approaches - oral desensitization with initially small and gradually increasing doses of specific foods and a combination of medications found in two herbs are currently under active investigation. Its important for food allergic people to realize that these methods should not be tried at home until we have definite answers about effectiveness and safety.
Yes. There are different types of food allergies. With avoidance the sensitivity often lessens over time. Many food allergies are associated with intestinal imbalances (increased intestinal permeability, candida overgrowth) and treating those conditions can help. Some docs desensitize with injections and drops and there are interesting alternative techniques like naet and bioset that sometimes help.

Related Questions

Can you give me any home treatment for food allergies?

Yes. Food allergy is a very serious disease. It requires proper diagnosis and treatment. Treatment involves proper identification of the correct food allergen and education in reading labels and avoiding the food. One should also have an anaphylaxis treatment plan if apporpriate. Read more...

What are your thoughts on bioset for treatment of food allergies/sensitivities?

Your choice. I have no experience with this particular methodology. The premise is sound and the methods she discusses on the website do work. I encourage patients to try things when it feels right to them...Ask some questions: 1. How many people have been treated with this method? 2. What is success rate? 3. What is cost? (and is it something you can afford) 4. How long is treatment? Read more...
.....more. The recommendation to make diet and lifestyle changes to reduce the inflammatory response is sound and very important to success. Those changes will be a lifestyle adjustment for long term health. Let us know if you pursue it anyhow well it works for you. Read more...

Can you develop food allergies, such as grains, as an adult? How are they diagnosed? What treatment is there?

At any age. Food allergies can occur at any age although more likely in children. One must be careful not to assume that all food "reactions" are allergic. Diagnosis is done with a combination of history, skin testing (or blood tests), and possible food challenge. These should be done under the direction of a specialist (usually board certified allergist). Read more...

Could it be any home treatment for food allergy?

NO!!! Food allergies cause life threatening reactions. These reactions can only be effectively treated with Epinephrine (adrenaline). Antihistamines can treat skin symptoms, but if breathing difficulty or low blood pressure happen (which is impossible to predict), they will not help. Anyone with a food allergy should always have Epinephrine available. Read more...

Are there any good home treatments for food allergies?

You be the your DO. Cook your own meals and own ingredients and preservative freeand healthy you would be happy. Read more...

Can you cure (or lessen) food allergies through exposure therapy?

Oral immunotherapy. Food allergies in children are now being tested and treated in certain research centers by oral immunotherapy where careful protocols are followed and patients are monitored for anaphylactic reactions. You should not do this at home, consult an allergist for best guidance about your allergies. Read more...

I got a food allergy and I was wondering what I can do to get rid of them like. Home remedies or other treatments like creams?

Food allergies. Food allergy is a sticky subject, with different doctors having different tests, giving you different opinions. There is no perfect test. But no, there are no creams or home remedies that I am aware of. The treatment is avoidance of the offending food, with injectable Epinephrine if you have a history of anaphylaxis after eating a particular food. Read more...