Overcoming milk allergy

Original broadcast date: February 15, 2009

It may seem counterintuitive to some who are protecting themselves or their children from allergic reactions to foods, but researchers at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in conjunction with Duke University have determined that giving children with milk allergies increasingly higher doses of milk over time may ease, and even help them completely overcome, their allergic reactions. The research is published in the December 2008 edition of the Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology.

  • Dr. Robert Wood, M.D., pediatric allergist, Director of the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology and professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.  Author of “Food Allergies for Dummies”, Dr. Wood is a world-renowned expert in food allergy and childhood asthma and has a severe, life-long peanut allergy himself.

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