OIT GRADUATE

OIT GRADUATE

An OIT graduate is someone who has finished the buildup phase of their oral immunotherapy treatment for a specific allergen, such as peanuts. Even though a finish line has been reached, graduates continue on a maintenance dose to keep up their resistance. This may change as new research continues.

But first, if you don’t know what OIT is, read the OIT definition below in the teal titled box.

OIT GRADUATE

Depending on your goal and your provider,  some people will treat one allergen at a time, while others prefer to do multiple. For example, a graduate may have completed OIT for peanut while still building up in milk.

Note that some allergists will offer multiple allergen OIT, whereas others only do single allergen OIT.

CELEBRATE OIT GRADUATION

An OIT graduation is an important and momentous occasion. It’s the perfect time to celebrate the huge accomplishment for both the child and family as a whole.

It’s important to realize that OIT is quite a bumpy journey for the parents and child. Reaching this milestone requires tremendous mental energy for the many up-dose appointments and the daily dosing at home.

Consequently, creating a memorable OIT graduation is worth the effort!

CLEAR FOR CROSS CONTAMINATION

When you graduate from OIT, you are clear for cross contamination for that particular allergen.

So go out and enjoy your new freedom! You’ve earned it!

OIT GRADUATE T-SHIRT

Get dressed for the occasion!

What better way to show how proud you are, than to wear it! Tell the world about your accomplishment on your shirt.

OIT Graduate Food Allergy T-Shirt (Apparel)

OIT Graduate Food Allergy T-Shirt (Apparel)

Features: 

  • OIT Graduate. Perfect for graduation day.
  • Get this for someone doing OIT oral immunotherapy for food allergies. Fun gift for someone graduating OIT dose buildup and in maintenance. Click on our brand above for more designs.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

New From: $18.97 In Stock

OIT Graduate Food Allergy Star T-Shirt (Apparel)

OIT Graduate Food Allergy Star T-Shirt (Apparel)

Features: 

  • OIT Graduate. Perfect for graduation day.
  • Get this for someone doing OIT oral immunotherapy for food allergies. Fun gift for someone graduating OIT dose buildup and in maintenance. Click on our brand above for more designs.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

New From: $18.97 In Stock

OIT Food Allergy Freedom Shirt (Apparel)

OIT Food Allergy Freedom Shirt (Apparel)

Features: 

  • Food allergy freedom. I love OIT.
  • Get this tshirt for a food allergies OIT graduate who has completed oral immunotherapy. Great gift for a kid who is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, dairy, gluten, wheat, soy, sesame, fish, or shellfish. Click on our brand above for more designs.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

New From: $18.97 In Stock

Food Allergy Freedom OIT Truck T-Shirt (Apparel)

Food Allergy Freedom OIT Truck T-Shirt (Apparel)

Features: 

  • One OIT dose closer to food allergy freedom. Monster truck.
  • Get this for someone doing OIT oral immunotherapy for food allergies. Fun gift for someone doing OIT dose buildup, in maintenance or an OIT graduate. Click on our brand above for more designs.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

New From: $18.97 In Stock

Food Allergy Freedom OIT Dog T-Shirt (Apparel)

Food Allergy Freedom OIT Dog T-Shirt (Apparel)

Features: 

  • One OIT dose closer to food allergy freedom. Cute dog.
  • Get this for someone doing OIT oral immunotherapy for food allergies. Fun gift for someone doing OIT dose buildup, in maintenance or an OIT graduate. Click on our brand above for more designs.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

New From: $18.97 In Stock

Food Allergy Freedom OIT Unicorn T-Shirt (Apparel)

Food Allergy Freedom OIT Unicorn T-Shirt (Apparel)

Features: 

  • One OIT dose closer to food allergy freedom. Cute unicorn.
  • Get this for someone doing OIT oral immunotherapy for food allergies. Fun gift for someone doing OIT dose buildup, in maintenance or an OIT graduate. Click on our brand above for more designs.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

New From: $18.97 In Stock

OIT CELEBRATION IDEAS

Depending on your allergen, go out to eat somewhere that cross-contamination had previously made unsafe.

If dairy is acceptable, visit an ice cream shop if peanut, tree nut, wheat, and seed cross-contamination can now be tolerated.

Buy some cupcakes or muffins with the label “Made in a facility with ____your OIT allergen___”.

Celebrate with a store bought cake.

Have a graduation party.

Let your child choose any toy he wants from the store.

Take a vacation and fly in an airplane.

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

OIT CENTRAL

Want to read more about Oral Immunotherapy? Head over to OIT CENTRAL to browse more topics.

OIT Central

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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