WHAT IS OIT
If you’re researching food allergy treatments and contemplating what is OIT, there are a few reputable resources that you can reference.
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 a food 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.
Palforzia® , or peanut allergen flour, is currently the only OIT formulation for children aged 4-17 approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (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.
Also we highly recommend these OIT books for parents.
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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