The DBV Technologies internet site is your first port of call for information on a new technique being developed by a firm in Paris which hopes to make serious allergic reactions to certain allergies a thing of the past. The company has developed a number of special adhesive patches, including the Viaskin Peanut (http://www.dbv-technologies.com/en/viaskin-products/viaskin-peanut) and the Viaskin Milk patches. Although these patches are suitable for all patient profiles and all ages, they
come as particularly good news to those in the pediatric allergy field. Treating children’s food allergies has often been especially problematic in the past. Issues have included the difficulty of giving small children drops-style treatments and the fear that many children have of injections – another major approach to immunotherapy. By using entirely pain-free patches instead, more effective diagnosis and treatment of allergies like cows’ milk protein – which can affect nearly 1 in 30 infants and young children – may become possible. This will not only improve the quality of life of millions of children, but will be a source of great relief to many parents too!