Childhood Allergy and Immunology Research (CAIR)
Infants who have moderate to severe eczema are at highest risk of developing egg allergy. 50% of children with egg allergy go on to develop respiratory (asthma, Hayfever) allergic disease. Recent studies suggest that oral tolerance to “allergy-causing” foods can be achieved through early, regular exposure to these foods.
Our study – Egg allergy prevention study
In this study, we hope to show that early, regular feeding with egg will reduce egg allergy. Participation will include a dietary supplement from 4-8 months, 3 allergy clinic visits at Princess Margaret Hospital and 4 follow-up phone calls.
Victorian Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Study
Is your child allergic to peanut? Is your child aged between 1 and 10?
The Royal Children’s Hospital and MCRI are conducting a study evaluating a possible new treatment for peanut allergy.
To find out more, please contact our Research Nurses.