All you need to know about Oral Immunotherapy
Q. How long will the entire process take?
A. The first day procedure will take about 6-8 hours. If there are no reactions during the oral immunotherapy, your child will be eating a full serving of the allergenic food in 5-6 months.
Q. Should routine allergy medications be stopped before the first day procedure?
Q. How long does the program take to get to maintenance?
A. The program usually takes about 6 months to graduate and reach maintenance dosing.
Q. After the first day, can future dose increases be done at either office?
A. The first day procedure must be done in the Flower Mound office. After the patient has
completed dosing with liquid dilutions then dose increases may be done at either the
Flower Mound or Denton office. Patients must choose between the offices so that the appropriate dose will be at the proper location.
Q. How often can the dose be increased?
A. Peanut, Pecan and Cashew: The interval between dose increases is a minimum of seven days.
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About Food Allergies
While an estimated 40 to 50 million Americans have allergies, only one to two percent of all adults are allergic to foods or food additives. Eight percent of children under age six have adverse reactions to ingested foods; only two to five percent have confirmed food allergies. This information addresses commonly asked questions regarding food allergy:
- What are symptoms of food allergy?
- What causes my symptoms?
- Why have I developed food allergy?
- Which foods are most likely to cause allergy?
- How do allergists determine which foods make me sick?
- What is allergy testing?
- How do special diets help pinpoint the problem?
- Once my allergy is identified, how is it treated?
- What if I accidentally eat a food I’m allergic to?
- Will I ever be able to eat these foods again?
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Food Allergy Support Group
Join us the first Tuesday of each month for our Food Allergy Support group. This support group is open to the community. Adults only please. Food Allergies can be very challenging at times, join our group so you don’t have to do it alone! At each meeting we do a short presentation on a topic, get to know one another, and share advice when it comes to living with food allergies.
We meet from 7 to 8 p.m. at 3051 Churchill Dr., Suite 130 Flower Mound, TX 75022. Click here to visit our Facebook page for a list of events.
Visit our blog for articles and information about food allergies. Click here to read the latest posts.
Food Allergy Research and Education
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in 13 children in the United States – or roughly two in every classroom. Click here to visit their website.
Family Asthma and Allergy Care
At Family Allergy and Asthma Care it is our mission to enhance the health and well being of our patients and their families by:
- Focusing on quality and continually improving the quality of care we deliver
- Aiming for perfection and surpassing patient expectations in all areas of office operations, including the clinical, educational and administrative aspects
- Achieving excellence in clinical outcomes
- Committing to be partners with our patients and allowing them to become active participants in their individualized care.
We offer two locations in North Texas to better serve you: Flower Mound, Texas and Denton, Texas. Click here to visit our website and learn more.