Pediatrics

Emerging Food Allergy Treatments

The prevalence of food allergy is rising with up to 8% of the pediatric population being affected with an allergy to at least one food.1 Given the lack of therapies available for preventing the development of food allergy or for aid in development of attaining tolerance to the allergen, strict avoidance of the allergen while teaching families how to avoid allergen ingestion has been the primary management strategy by physicians. If accidental ingestion occurs, prompt treatment of reactions as outlined by emergency action plans is advised with use of injectable epinephrine for management of

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