In this second video in our Milk Allergy series, Children's Allergy Program
's Director, Lynda Schneider, MD, discusses her groundbreaking study to teach severely allergic patients, like Brett Nasuti, featured in our video last week
, to tolerate milk. Much like environmental allergy shots, patients get exposed to tiny amounts of the allergensin this case, by drinking cow's milksso their immune systems become desensitized and don't react to it. Until recently, the only treatment for allergies has consisted of
avoiding the food and managing reactions when they occur. This exposure desensitization
trialsthe first of its kind in the countrysrepresents a bold new way of thinking about food allergies.
Check back next week to see Brett take his first-ever sip of milk.
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