Oral Immunotherapy Process
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Reduce the risk of anaphylaxis after exposure to your specific food allergy.
Gain a lifetime of freedom from food stress and fear
Improve individual and family quality of life
The entire process, from beginning to end, takes on average 21 weeks to complete, and can be individualized as needed. Our protocol begins with a 2 mcg dose and builds each week until 2,000mg, or the equivalent of 8 peanuts is reached. At home maintenance of 2000 mg once daily is continued indefinitely.
Time Commitment: approximately 1 hour
Consultation with our board certified allergist, Dr. Carolyn to discuss your entire OIT process.
Day 1 Treatment
Time Commitment: Full day visit (six to eight hours)
Patient will have their first day of ingesting the protein dilution under the supervision of our allergist and designated care team every 30 minutes until 8 doses have been taken. Daily home dosing will begin at the end of this appointment.
Time Commitment: 1 hour weekly for 23-29 weeks
Each week patients will be monitored in our office for an increased dose of protein dilution. The new higher dose of peanut will be taken home each week for home dosing.
Patients will be given the quantity of their specified food to add to their diet indefinitely at home to maintain their desensitized state.
Schedule an OIT Consultation
We look forward to the opportunity to discuss our Center’s protocols and procedures with you. A consultation with Dr. Comer is available for patients to sit down and discuss if OIT is right for them or their child, and have an open discussion about possible outcomes or concerns about OIT.
To find out more about this life changing treatment, or to make an appointment, call Anthony Pallotta, our Program Director, directly at 205.777.7183
Request an appointment online. Our OIT Program Director will contact you by phone during normal business hours