Treatment for Food Allergies
We are excited to announce our new innovative food allergy treatment program for Utah! We are one of the rare practices in the country that offers a breakthrough treatment program for people with food allergies. This treatment provides a long-term solution for milk, egg, peanut, and wheat allergic patients. It usually takes less than six months, and at the end of the program, most patients are able to consume the foods that once threatened their health with no allergic reaction.
The treatment works by introducing minute doses of wheat, peanut, egg or milk in solution form for about 6 months, the time varying according to individual differences. The program progresses to small doses of the whole food for a number of months, allowing the patient to eat these foods. The treatment allows the vast majority of patients to overcome their wheat, milk, egg and peanut allergies.
If you are interested please call our office at 801-775-9800. Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions!
Progressive Graded Food Challenge FAQs
Egg: Early in the process there must be at least four days of home dosing between office visits for dose increases. For the last four doses the interval between dose increases is six days.
Milk: Early in the process there must be at least four full days of home dosing between office visits for dose increases. When the child begins drinking whole milk, the interval between changes is six days.
Wheat: Early in the process there must be at least four full days of home dosing between office visits for dose increases. For the last nine doses the interval between dose changes is six days.
Cashew, Pecan: When dosing with whole cashews or pecans patients will be required to buy their own nuts. Cashew butter or cashew flour may be substituted during cashew OIT. Pecan meal may be substituted in pecan OIT.
Peanut: When dosing with whole peanuts patients will be required to buy their own peanuts. Peanuts will be provided to the patient for the 1 and 2 peanut dose, but other peanut doses will be provided by the family. Peanut butter or peanut flour may be substituted as directed by Rocky Mountain Food Allergy Treatment Center staff.
Egg: The last four doses of egg white powder and all maintenance doses will be provided by the patient family. Egg white powder may be obtained from Barry Farm. The Barry Farm, 20086 Mudsock Rd, Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895. www.barryfarm.com.
Milk: Once whole milk (undiluted) at full dose is being used, it can be prepared at home. Milk should be Horizon Organic Whole Milk.
Wheat: Once dosing with whole wheat bread begins parents will be responsible for buying bread for home dosing.
Peanut, Cashew, and Pecan: Nut doses will be reduced to once daily after three months of successful maintenance dosing.
Egg: One tablespoon of egg white powder must be eaten daily as a maintenance dose, but your child may also consume as much egg as he/she would like in addition to
Milk: Your child must ingest 240mL of milk daily as a maintenance dose following completion of the oral immunotherapy process, but your child may also consume as much milk as he/she would like in addition to that.
Wheat: Your child must ingest 1 slice of whole wheat bread daily as a maintenance dose following completion of the oral immunotherapy process, but your child may also consume as much wheat as he/she would like in addition to that.
We will have regularly scheduled follow-up appointments, and if the time comes when the frequency of the maintenance dose changes, we will let you know. Until then, your child must continue the maintenance dose as directed.
Why Food Allergy Treatment Is Important
Allergic reactions to food are not just a source of discomfort and hassle; they can be life-threatening. This is the biggest reason to seek a cure.
In addition, those with food allergies must be constantly vigilant about what they eat, discovering hidden ingredients and certain foods. Food allergies can lead to severe swelling, hives, itching, nausea, vomiting and digestion issues. A solution to this problem can mean an entirely improved life. Learn more about curing food allergies here.
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