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.
No. There are protocols being developed now for desensitization to foods but allergy shots for foods are not available.

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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...

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. Read more...
No . See below answers. Furthermore, clinical trials of peanut shots in the past was stopped b/c of fatalities. 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...

Pls can u advice what is an oral immunotherapy which is used for food allergies?

Experimental . At this point. You can look at what centers are offering clinical trials to participate. Read more...
Food allergy. While some successful food desensitization has been published this is still experimental. Studies so far are promising but many questions have not been answered. Under strict guidance of an allergists desensitization to baked egg and milk may be possible. All others are being done only in research centers. Serious reactions can occur. Read more...

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...

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...