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Category: Allergies

illustration of a doctor in a lab coat holding a giant medicine bottle containing a giant peanut in the shell

November 27, 2017

New Treatment Options for People with Food Allergies

Immunotherapy may hold the key to helping patients.

Food Allergies

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August 10, 2016

UNC researchers hone in on promising treatment for peanut allergy

The first-ever clinical study of preschoolers allergic to peanuts could lead to safe and effective treatment for millions of people.

Allergies, Research, Treatment

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Photo illustration of a bee gathering pollen on a flower.

April 10, 2014

Taking the sting out of insect-sting allergies

Insect stings cause 40 to as many as 100 deaths nationwide each year. A review of current scientific literature related to specific insect-sting hypersensitivity points to epinephrine auto-injectors and immunotherapy as lifesavers in people with a previous sting-induced systemic allergic reaction.

Allergies, Treatment

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Evan Dellon

December 16, 2013

Spurred by food allergies, two esophagus conditions stump doctors

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine found that two on-the-rise esophagus conditions are so similar that even a biopsy is not enough to distinguish one disease from the other.

Chronic Illness, Food Allergies, Research

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A photo of a pile of colorful peanuts

January 7, 2013

Sublingual immunotherapy shows promise as treatment for peanut allergy

Daily doses of a liquid containing peanut powder, in gradually increasing amounts, enabled patients with peanut allergy to safely consume peanut in amounts at least 10 times greater than their baseline.

Food Allergies, Immunity, Research

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Illustration of an egg

July 18, 2012

UNC researchers discover promising new treatment for egg allergy

Giving egg-allergic children small amounts of egg over many months found to reduce severe reactions, help some shed the allergy entirely.

Allergies, Food Allergies, Research, Treatment

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