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Allergy injections during pregnancy may decrease allergies in their children

Allergy injections given to pregnant women may decrease chance of their children developing childhood allergies. At the American College of Allergy and Asthma meeting in November 2013, Jay Lieberman, MD reported the results of his study. ” Our research found trends suggesting that women receiving allergy shots either before or during pregnancy reduced their child’s chances of having asthma, food allergies and eczema.Prior studies have suggested that mothers can pass protective factors to their fetus that may decrease their child’s chance of developing allergic disease”.

Studies with larger number of pregnant women on allergy injections and longer followup of their children are needed to confirm this hypothesis.

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