If you’ve ever been affected by hay fever, you’ll know that suffering from allergies can be a thoroughly miserable business. However, for many people, allergies aren’t merely an occasional, unpleasant nuisance: they’re potentially life-threatening. However, the website www.dbv-technologies.com contains news of a possible breakthrough in diagnosing and treating food allergies, which are amongst the most dangerous allergies of all.

Treating Cow’s Milk Protein allergy

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A whole raft of different foodstuffs can cause dangerous allergic reactions in humans: cod, lobster, scallops, crab, egg, peanuts and cow’s milk are just a few examples.

DBV-Technologies have been researching a non-invasive way of treating Cow’s Milk Protein allergy for some time now, and believe they have found the answer – the Viaskin patch.

The beauty of the patch approach is that it is easy to use with children, who are the main victims of cow’s milk allergy. Since it delivers the antigen in question to the body via the skin without breaking the blood-skin barrier, this method is painless. The body can therefore be slowly desensitized to the offending protein in a way that avoids causing children any kind of pain or distress.

Exactly the same approach has been taken using the Viaskin peanut patch and the house dust mite patch.

In what is a medical first, DBV-Technologies have developed a non-invasive method of treating food allergies in adults and children. www.dbv-technologies.com contains more information on this breakthrough, which could have a major impact on the lives of millions who are currently affected by food allergies. Food allergies are many and varied, ranging from egg, fish, crab and shrimp, but the firm has concentrated its efforts on two of the most widespread allergies – peanut and cow’s milk protein.

The solution takes the shape of an adhesive patch like the one seen here.


The Viaskin® patch

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This patch contains minute doses of an allergen – effectively the substance that causes the allergic reaction in the body in the first place. The patch releases the allergen to the skin in slowly increasing quantities, allowing the body to build up a tolerance to it over time, without the risk of a severe allergic reaction. DBV-Technologies food allergy treatment solution is entirely painless, making it especially suited to working with children.