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Embracing your allergies: How micro-exposures to an allergen can make eczema better.
Episode 2626th January 2023 • Eczema Breakthroughs • Global Parents for Eczema Research (GPER)
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Could allergy drops (or shots) be the answer to reducing eczema flares? Recent research suggests that immunotherapy can improve eczema symptoms, and it is safe for kids, easy to use and inexpensive. We discuss how the treatment works and it’s potential to improve lives, especially for kids who can’t access expensive treatment programs. Our guests are Dr. Derek Chu, professor of medicine at McMaster University in Canada, and Dr. Sarah Langer, a pediatric immunologist from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. (P.S. If you like our podcast consider supporting it with a tax deductible donation).

Research in this podcast:

Allergen immunotherapy for atopic dermatitis: Systematic review and meta-analysis of benefits and harms

Efficacy of House Dust Mite Sublingual Immunotherapy in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial