Our directory is intended as a resource for people with peanut and nut allergies. It contains foods, helpful products, and much more.
- What is a Peanut Allergy
- Foods to Avoid
- The Allergic Reaction
- Recognizing and Treating Anaphylaxis
- Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
- Medical ID Bracelets
- Support Groups
Peanut Free and Nut Free
Other Food Allergies
It has been awhile, we moved in January from Indiana to Nebraska. The new school is great!
I just read an article in this morning's paper on Xolair. I knew it has come out and it is an anti IgE drug. I have also read in a separate article that although it is being used to treat severe asthma, it may really help severe allergy patients, ie peanut allergy. It is expensive 5-10,000 a year, but insurance companies are paying it because hospitalizations are more expensive.
Does anyone have any information or are any of your allergist willing to prescribe this shot? I know right now it is being used for 12 and over, but they are now testing it on under 12 candidates. Tanox is also an anti igE drug, has anyone heard what the status of this is?
Let me know. My 10 and 8 year old are very severe and we would love some hope.