Most people have an allergy or two. For some, an allergy can be resolved in Colorado by an allergy pill during the spring and summer months. For others, being exposed to certain foods can endanger their lives.

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Food allergies can turn into a serious situation very quickly. I was in junior high when peanuts were taken off the school lunch menu. Students were also prohibited from bringing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches because of peanut exposure.

At the time, I thought it was silly until I met one of my childhood best friends and saw his reaction to being around peanuts in person.

Thankfully, I do not have any food allergies, but 33 million Americans do.

Food Allergy Solution Coming to Colorado


NPR reports that a new medicine called Xolair was approved by the FDA.

Xolair is a medicine that combats allergic reactions to peanuts, milk, eggs, and many other foods. According to the FDA, Xolair is an injection that specifically helps when you are exposed to foods you are allergic to.

This is different than an epi-pen, which is supposed to be used when you are having an allergy attack.

Will It Cure Allergies?


The FDA report says that patients should still avoid the foods they are allergic to even though they were injected. This injection is for people with severe cases.

Xolair has already been approved by the FDA to treat some cases of persistent asthma triggered by allergies, chronic hives and chronic inflammatory sinus disease with nasal polyps. - Juliana Kim

There will most likely be a continuation of tests, studies, and research to find a permanent cure for food allergies.

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