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Immunotherapy halves the risk of asthma in allergic children.

SLIT or sublingual immunotherapy involves administering a tiny amount of allergen under the tongue each day. Specially formulated tablets containing grass pollen are available in Ireland. Other allergens can be prepared in droplet or liquid form.

Treatment of children with grass and or birch pollen significantly reduces the chances of developing asthma. In the PAT study children identified as allergic to these pollens and desensitised with immunotherapy were less likely to suffer from asthma when rechecked five years later. The children were treated for three years and were more than twice as likely to be free from asthma when reassessed.
Allergy 2006: 61: 855–859

Negative Skin Prick Test Accurately Excludes Asthma Risk

Negative Skin Prick Test Accurately Excludes Asthma Risk
Researchers in Germany have demonstrated that skin prick allergy testing is more accurate than blood tests to identify those at risk of developing asthma or allergic nasal disease in adulthood.

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They described their results in the European Respiratory Journal in January 2014. More than 1000 patients were studied over 20 years. While neither test was particularly accurate in identifying those who would develop asthma or rhinitis the skin test was more accurate. In contrast a negative test meant that a diagnosis of asthma or rhinitis was very unlikely in the future.
The abstract can be found here: http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/43/1/92.abstract

Could building up immunity be the key to fighting peanut allergy?

Could building up immunity be the key to fighting peanut allergy?
 

An academic trial which treated allergic children with peanut protein over the course of six months yielded some positive results.http://www.thejournal.ie/peanut-allergy-1288460-Jan2014/

Primary prevention of allergic disease through nutritional interventions.

Primary prevention of allergic disease through nutritional interventions.

J Allergy Clin Immunol In Pract 2013 Jan; 1:29

Fleischer DM et al.

 

food

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology has issued some useful guidance on the introduction of potentially allergenic foods into the diet of high risk children (those who have at least a 1stdegree relative with allergic disease) 

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