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Oral Immunotherapy: Someday Maybe Your Child's Allergy Will Be Gone

March 4, 20159 min
Can your child actually get over a serious allergy with oral immunotherapy? It may offer real hope to parents of children with allergies to wheat, peanuts, eggs, milk, shellfish. If your child has food allergies, there may be hope that someday they will be able to enjoy peanuts, wheat or any other food allergy that they may have now.Oral immunotherapy is a method of inducing your immune system to tolerate a food that it is currently over-reacting to.By giving tiny doses of these foods, and slowly increasing the amount, your child's body can eventually consume the food without experiencing a reaction.Dr. Jen Kim is here to talk about the latest advancements oral immunotherapy and the hope it's giving our children's appetite. 

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