Food Oral Immunotherapy (OIT)

We offer oral immunotherapy for patients of all ages with food allergies to peanut, tree nuts (cashew, walnut, hazelnut, pistachio, pecan and almond), sesame seed, milk, egg, soy, wheat, oat, fish (salmon and cod) and shellfish (shrimp). The protocol involves an initial challenge day of several small doses of the product over 3 hours. The patient then ingests the dose daily at home and returns in 2-3 weeks to be challenged to the next dose. This is repeated every 2-3 weeks until the target dose is reached. For patients that just wish to be able to eat foods that may contain a cross contaminant or tolerate a bite of food that contains the suspect food, it will take at least 10 -12 sessions to reach this goal. For patients that wish to ingest larger amounts it will take longer. With our protocol we can simultaneously desensitize patients to multiple foods.

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