LDA Allergy Treatment

LDA Allergy Treatment

Postby jennerbeck » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:56 am

Has anyone else heard of or tried LDA (low dose allergy/antigen) shots for food or other allergies? My child's new allergist suggested we try these shots for her milk allergy. I had never heard of allergy shots for food allergies, but there is some information about these shots on the Internet and everything I have read is positive. Several allergists do administer the shots but the use is not widespread in the U.S., although it is in Europe where its predessecor was developed. This is different than the normal allergy shots that you get for seasonal allergies. LDA is apparently cell-mediated and not based on building the immune system's tolerance to allergens like the seasonal allergy shots that everyone is familiar with. The shots treat approx 300 allergens including seasonal allergens and most all food allergens. This sounds too good to be true but I sure want to believe that it might help to mitigate my child's dairy allergy, even if it doesn't eliminate it completely.
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