So many medical advancements have been made in the past years regarding fixes to allergies, but I am always cautious about new technology, and I always wait until things are tested before I begin to get excited.
Well, when it comes to the Viaskin Patch, I am officially excited.
Over the past years, DBV Technologies has been leading the way for allergy immunotherapy research through the development of their Viaskin Patch.
The Viaskin Patch works by administering trace amounts of peanut protein into your immune system through the patch. Since it doesn’t go through your bloodstream, early trials are showing it may be a safe way to increase your tolerance to peanut products.
DBV technologies recently released reports that children who have been tested with this product can digest 1000 milligrams of peanut protein, which is 10 times more peanut protein than they had been able to without the patch.
I gotta say, this is promising stuff. I of course will wait until more research is published, but at the rate things are going, in a matter of just a few years, this might be going public.
I guess that means I’ll have to go from being Peanut Free Gary to Various Allergens Free Gary! That’s got a nice ring to it.
If you are interested in learning more about the peanut patch, be sure to check out this link to a Business Insider article about the patch. It’s really fascinating stuff!
Until next time!