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andrew , avatar

FDA Approves First Medication to Help Reduce Allergic Reactions to Multiple Foods After Accidental Exposure


Fondots ,

From the article

Xolair is intended for repeated use to reduce the risk of allergic reactions and is not approved for the immediate emergency treatment of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis.

Epi Pens are for immediate emergency response for allergic reactions, they aren't preventative in any way.

Epi Pens are basically just a shot of adrenaline, they don't actually act directly on your immune system at all, it's basically just sends an override message to your body to forget about whatever else it's doing and focus on opening up your airways, pumping blood, or whatever else you might need in order to, for example, run from a lion.

Which buys you some time, but you're still probably going to need some treatment or monitoring once the adrenaline wears off, and you're probably going to feel like shit afterwards, and epinephrine isn't without it's own pretty significant risks and side effects.

Evilcoleslaw , (edited )

Yeah OIT will slowly "train" your immune system to not react to increasing amounts of an allergen. This is literally a monoclonal antibody that binds to free IgE antibodies so that there will be fewer of them around if you're exposed to an allergen.

It seems much more well suited for its originally approved uses of allergic asthma and nasal polyps (which are caused by recurrent allergic inflammatory processes involved in sinusitis/rhinitis) than it would be for food allergies.

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EIA forecasts residential heating costs (natural gas) to be 21% lower than last winter


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PenguinJuice ,

Project Gateway!!! I hope to see it finished in my lifetime🤞

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Aimhere ,

@news whomever runs the News bot, could you please stop boosting every single reply to every last post? I only want to see the initial News posts in my feed, not all of the replies.

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