Children who were gradually exposed to baked milk powder learned to tolerate higher doses in a small clinical trial
21 November 2021
Children who are severely allergic to milk may be able to start tolerating it if they are given tiny amounts of baked milk followed by progressively larger doses, a small clinical trial suggests. Larger studies are needed to confirm the effect and the therapy shouldn’t be attempted without medical supervision, doctors say.
About 3 per cent of preschool-aged children are allergic to proteins in cow’s milk, making it the most common food allergy in young children. Most naturally outgrow it by the time they go …