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What is the difference between a Food Elimination Diet and Desensitization?

This question comes up often - can anybody explain the difference between a Food Elimination Diet and Desensitization?

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An elimination diet is designed to detect and identify sensitivities to certain foods by eliminating suspected allergen (type of food) from the diet for a period of time. Allergy desensitization works by injecting patient with a small amount of allergen to develop reduced response or immunization to the allergens over time.

MedHelp's My Diet Diary (Free Calorie Counter & Weight Loss App) could be used to help track food intake for the elimination diet.
http://www.medhelp.org/land/calorie-counter-app

To see the complete differences, go here:
http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Allergies/Food-Elimination-Diet--Desensitization-/show/1247?cid=238


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