FOOD ALLERGY OIT BOOKS FOR TODDLERS
Reading Food Allergy OIT Books for Toddlers will help your child know what to expect with oral immunotherapy and OIT dosing.
Food allergy treatment with oral immunotherapy is relatively new and presents many unknowns both for parent and child.
Therefore, finding a children’s OIT book with relatable experiences will make a big difference.
Looking for a parent’s OIT book? Check out this list of OIT Books for Parents.
But first, if you don’t know what OIT is, read the OIT definition below in the teal titled box.
Oral Immunotherapy Books for Kids
Whatever the age of your kids, they would benefit from reading a story about OIT. OIT dosing will become part of your everyday and will seem more normal when it’s talked about openly. Books can help spark those conversations.
Undoubtedly, if you have a child about to start OIT treatment for food allergies, there will be many guidelines to follow and remember. From what happens at the doctor’s appointments to the details about how to take your OIT dose, there is a great deal to think about.
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Food Allergy OIT Books for Toddlers
Reading a book about Oral Immunotherapy will be great to reinforce the intricacies of OIT treatment.
In light of new books being introduced, we have not read all the book listed below. Regardless, here are a few to choose from.
Zippy: A Story About Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) for Food Allergies (affiliate) by Sakina Bajowala – This children’s book introduces kids to the concept of OIT via the story of Zippy, a race car who is allergic to fuel.
Food Allergy Conqueror: Ollie’s OIT Story (affiliate) by George Browne – When Ollie’s latest brush with peanuts lands him in the emergency room, his mom learns about a new treatment that could help free Ollie from food allergies. Dr. Browne and the staff at Bless You Allergy & Asthma support Ollie through his oral immunotherapy (OIT) journey. They are there to celebrate his success as he eats his first peanut butter cup!
OIT Rules!: A Children’s Guide to Oral Immunotherapy (affiliate) by Dr Lilly-Rose Paraskevas – This children’s short read is for those of you who have decided to start oral immunotherapy for food allergies. There is a lot of information to remember, so I created this book so that you and your child can read together to remember your doctor’s instructions while you go through the process. Everyone is different, so I created pages where you can write down your personalized set of rules as well! Take the fear out of OIT for you and your child with OIT RULES!
My OIT Journey: How It Worked for Me! (affiliate) by Major Jaimes – Written by a middle schooler who goes through oral immunotherapy.
Oral Immunotherapy Books for Peanut Allergy
Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) is most commonly offered for peanuts. Some clinics offer OIT for other tree nuts and allergens as well.
Reading a book about treatment with Oral Immunotherapy will help you be prepared with questions for your doctor.
What is Palforzia?
Palforzia is the first FDA-approved, standardized OIT for peanut allergy. Some allergy offices offer only treatment with Palforzia, while others also offer a general OIT treatment with peanut flour. Palforzia is OIT, but with a standardized approach.
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.
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