OIT PROVIDERS

OIT PROVIDERS

Finding the right allergist for your child from a list of OIT providers is a critical first step towards food allergy treatment. Not only must the doctor be board-certified in allergy and immunology, but you want them to have experience with food allergy immunotherapy.

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

OIT PROVIDERS FOR FOOD ALLERGIES

A trusted allergy specialist will make parents more confident in the treatment itself and the OIT journey ahead. In addition, a good bedside manner with children will be invaluable during the long food challenge and updose appointments.

Equally important, make sure that the provider will be available 24/7 for any calls.

PPOIT – PRIVATE PRACTICE OIT DOCTOR

The best place to find a list of OIT doctors is within a very specific Facebook group. If you don’t have an account, this is a good time to open one.

Located within the Food Allergy Treatment Talk (FATT) Facebook group files, you can find a map of reputable, evidence-based OIT treatment locations.

Join the group, then click Files in the top menu, scroll down and look for FATT’s Map of Treatment Locations.

CLINICAL TRIALS

If you are short on funds, participating in a clinical trial is a great way to get the latest treatment and help forward science at the same time. There is no cost, and sometimes they even pay you. Ask your allergist or check the following links.

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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