oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Allergy prevention : something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue : review article

Volume 28, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



The significant burden of allergic disease worldwide and a lack of cure for allergies make prevention an attractive strategy. With increased understanding of the nuances of allergic sensitisation, we are moving away from the concept of "strict allergen avoidance" towards the method of "tolerance induction."

Progress has been made in the past decade which can now promote maintenance of skin barrier integrity, enhancement of infant gut microbial health and promotion of oral tolerance by earlier oral introduction of allergenic solids as effective allergy prevention strategies.

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