FOOD ALLERGY COUNSELOR FOR OIT
Embarking on a treatment for food allergies can be difficult and seeking a food allergy counselor for OIT may help.
But first, if you don’t know what OIT is, read the OIT definition below in the teal titled box.
FOOD ALLERGY COUNSELOR FOR OIT
Although OIT may give you a safer life, whether your goal is to be cross-contact safe or free eating, the journey itself can take a mental toll on the allergic person and the whole family.
FOOD ALLERGY THERAPIST
Literally, eating your poison each day is a difficult idea to swallow and can cause extreme anxiety. For this reason, seeking a specialized therapist in the Food Allergy Counselor Directory may help.
FOOD ALLERGY OIT DOSE TIPS AND TRICKS
Need suggestions on what to dose with? Head over to Food Allergy OIT Tips and Tricks for ideas.
OIT Support Group
Join an OIT Support Group on Facebook – it’s a safe place for you to ask questions and have discussions with other like-minded people who are going through a similar treatment.
Here’s the super long name of the group on Facebook. OIT Food Allergy Oral Immunotherapy Treatment Support Group
Want to read more about Oral Immunotherapy? Head over to OIT CENTRAL to browse more topics.
ORAL IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR FOOD ALLERGY
WHAT IS OIT?
Food Allergy Oral immunotherapy (OIT)
refers to the medically supervised therapy
of feeding an allergic individual an increasing amount of an allergen with the goal of increasing the threshold that triggers a reaction.
The goal of therapy is to raise the threshold that may trigger a reaction and provide the allergic individual protection against accidental ingestion of the allergen. OIT is not a curative therapy and involves a long-term commitment over several months to years and possibly indefinitely. Individuals who receive OIT will continue to carry epinephrine, read labels closely, etc., and it is not expected that OIT will lead to ingestion of the allergen without limitation. (Definition from AAAAI.)
Find out more about The Current State of Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) for the Treatment of Food Allergy from the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology.
Remember, OIT treatment should only be performed under the supervision of a board-certified allergist.
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