Stanford University hopes to help kids fight deadly allergies - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Stanford University hopes to help kids fight deadly allergies

There is promising news from Stanford University today, where researchers are trying to find a way to treat potentially fatal food allergies. 

They are using tiny bits of proteins from the foods that brought an allergy, and combining that with injections of “Xolair”, a well-known asthma drug. 

Studies show this treatment program appears to gradually desensitize multiple allergies within six months, much faster than they had hoped. 

Meanwhile, also at Stanford, another treatment for food allergies on the horizon is a patch to help kids avoid severe reaction to peanuts. 

The patch actually exposes the skin to the allergen, almost like a vaccination. 

Neither of these treatments is available yet, but the patch is already awaiting FDA approval. 

We'll keep you posted on that. 

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