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Are allergy shots an effective treatment for food allergies?

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Updated June 24, 2009

Question: Are allergy shots an effective treatment for food allergies?
Answer: Not at this time. Allergy shots are a form of desensitization treatments, and are sometimes used to treat allergies to pollen, animal dander, or other environmental allergens, among others. While some scientists are working on desensitization treatments such as food allergy immunotherapy for severe food allergies, these are not generally considered mainstream treatment for food allergies at this time. In most cases, avoidance is the only treatment. Your own allergist is the best guide to your prognosis and the best treatment for you.
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