Monday, April 6, 2009

Patch Builds Tolerance

A recent study showed that patients who wore a patch increased their tolerance to milk. The patch contained 1 mg of milk protein or placebo and was applied every other day to children in the study. Participants were from three months to 15 years of age and underwent oral milk challenges at baseline and after two and three months in the trial.

It seems like studies are increasingly backing the notion of building a tolerance to allergens, rather than what we've always heard - strict avoidance. Talk to your doctor about the latest research at your next appointment.

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