Saturday, May 26, 2012

Daily dosing after desensitization

In order to stay desensitized Megan is dosed once a week with egg powder that we mix with pudding. Dr. Wasserman has us purchase egg powder from Barry Farms (can be found on the internet). Though Megan can eat as much egg as she wants she still has to dose with the powder. When you cook egg it begins to denature the protein thus you don't receive the same amount of the protein every day. Just like taking daily medication or insulin, Megan must take daily egg powder. It is not yet know for how long she may have to do this since desensitization is in its infancy. We are excited to be a part of something that hopefully eventually be standard protocol/treatment for those that have anaphylactic food allergies.

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