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Xolair for Food Allergy: Can it really prevent severe allergic reactions?

After two decades of treating asthma, Xolair is now FDA-approved to combat severe allergic reactions from food allergies.

But what is Xolair?

Xolair is an injected medication. It binds to allergic antibodies, thereby limiting the ability of those antibodies to activate allergy cells.

What is the FDA-approved indication for Xolair regarding food allergies?

The FDA approved Xolair as “an injectable medication for people 1 year of age and older who are allergic to one or more foods." This means that even pretty young kiddos who have at least one IgE-mediated food allergy should have Xolair accessible to them.

Let's dive in...

This episode's deep-dive discussion zeros in on how this medication works and how it can decrease the legitimate fright of accidental food allergen encounters. If your kiddo has been dealing with food allergies, lend us your ears as top allergists discuss who might benefit from Xolair.

Episode Highlights:

  • Take a brief stroll down memory lane to hear Xolair's past.

  • Consider how Xolair may add a layer of protection for your little one.

  • Review the safety profile that makes Xolair a relatively safe option.

Check out the audio show below and wherever you hear podcasts.


Dr. Dave Stukus is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy and Immunology. He is the director of the Food Allergy Treatment Center. Dr. Stukus participates in clinical research as well as quality improvement, patient advocacy, and medical education. Dr. Stukus is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and has received named lectureships and awards from various national and international organizations. Dr. Stukus holds multiple leadership positions in both the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He is one of twelve allergists invited as a member of the Joint Task Force for Practice Parameters. Dr. Stukus produces and hosts the AAAAI podcast "Conversations From the World of Allergy" and has been named a Top Doctor in Pediatric Allergy every year since 2015. Check him out on social - @allergykidsdoc.


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