Food Allergy Treatments


Posted 4.14.09 | Christine Graham-Garo

The number of people being diagnosed with both food and seasonal allergies is increasing, as is the number of potential allergy treatments. And as a parent of a child with food allergies, it can be difficult to determine which treatments are safe -and which aren’t.

Recently, I came across an article on ABCNews.com about Allertherapy, a new homeopathic treatment for both seasonal and food allergies. In theory, the treatment works by exposing an allergy sufferer to diluted amounts of the allergen they are allergic to. The goal of homeopathic treatments, like Allertherapy, is for the allergy-prone person to gradually build up immunity to specific allergens.

However, some people are concerned with the safety and efficacy of this new treatment. People with severe allergies can still have an allergic reaction to a very small amount of an allergen. Also, Allertherapy is expensive -$119 per kit -and there is a possibility that the treatment will have no effect on a person with allergies.

To read the entire article, click here.

As I always recommend, it’s best to consult your child’s doctor before trying a new food allergy treatment. Most likely, your doctor will have the most up-to-date information on the safety and effectiveness of newly developed allergy treatments, like Allertherapy, and you can test out any products under his/her supervision. It is the best way to guarantee that your little one will be safe and reaction free!

- Christine

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