OIT DOSE WITH CARBS
Taking your food allergy OIT dose with carbs is the key to a successful dosing session. Here’s a list of easy carbohydrate ideas to take with your oral immunotherapy dose.
But first, if you don’t know what OIT is, read the OIT definition below in the teal titled box.
DOSING WITH CARBOHYDRATES
It’s advisable to consume a hearty snack or meal rich in carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta, rice, etc. The goal is to not dose on an empty stomach.
LIST OF OIT DOSING CARBS
Here’s a list of easy carbs to dose with.
- Tater tots
- Mashed potatoes
Have any that should be on this list? Comment below and let us know!
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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Have a favorite carb you dose with? Share in the comments or contact me!