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What are non-approved treatments for food allergies?

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There are a few non-approved, investigative treatments for food allergies. Researchers are studying the effects of oral immunotherapy and injections containing small quantities of food extracts that produce allergic reactions. They're given on a regular basis for a long period of time with the aim of "desensitizing" you to the food allergen. That said, researchers have not yet proven that allergy shots relieve food allergies.

From: Food Allergy and Food Intolerance WebMD Medical Reference

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Fact Sheet: Food Allergy and Intolerances."  UpToDate. American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 29, 2018

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Fact Sheet: Food Allergy and Intolerances."  UpToDate. American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 29, 2018

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