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Increasing numbers of individuals suffer from one or more allergy. Fairly prevalent allergies encompass foodstuffs like seafood and cow’s milk.

DBV Technologies is now leading the way in combatting certain allergies through the Viaskin Patch (http://www.dbv-technologies.com/en/viaskin-technology/viaskin-patch).

At its most basic, Viaskin comprises a patch that’s placed on the patient’s arm. The primary components of the patch are made up of its adhesive crown next to the skin and a titanium backing.

The principle underpinning the Viaskin patch is surprisingly simple. Tiny amounts of the relevant allergen are sprayed upon the patch in an even coating, which then dries.An ultra-moisturizing ‘condensation chamber’ formed between patch and skin allows these protein compounds to reach the tolerogenic Langerhans cells, where they begin the work of gradually desensitizing the body to these antigens.

If you’re a parent of a child with a milk allergy the Viaskin milk patch could be the answer to your prayers.