Soy Protein Intolerance Treatment & Management

Updated: Oct 06, 2017
  • Author: Stefano Guandalini, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Children affected by soy protein intolerance respond quickly to elimination of soy formula and introduction of a hydrolyzed protein formula.

Numerous therapeutic strategies have become to be investigated targeting foods that most frequently provoke severe IgE-mediated anaphylactic reactions (peanut, tree nuts, and shellfish) or are most common in children, such as cow's milk, soy, and egg. Approaches being pursued are both food allergen–specific and nonspecific. The former include oral, sublingual, and epicutaneous immunotherapy (desensitization). [24]