Teal Pumpkin Project

Teal Pumpkin Project

Halloween is almost here!  For those without food allergy, it is a time to get dressed up and have fun trick or treating and eat a LOT of different candies!  However, it’s quite a different sentiment and experience for those of us with food allergy.  Especially for children with milk, egg, peanut, tree nut and…

Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) Update

Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) Update

We began our oral immunotherapy program almost two years ago and are pleased to report 34 patients have been enrolled. We now offer OIT for 4 foods: peanut, milk, egg and cashew/pistachio. Of the 34, 32 are for peanut OIT and one each for milk and egg. 23 have completed and are now consuming a…

OIT Update

OIT Update

What a big day! Anna ate her first peanut yesterday after 3 months of therapy. Way to go Anna! Here is our latest OIT progress report: We enrolled our first peanut OIT patient in June of 2017. We have now enrolled a total of 21 patients including 2 new starts last week with another new…

2018 Food Allergy Awareness Week

2018 Food Allergy Awareness Week

The Empire State Building was lit teal on May 13, 2018 to kick off Food Allergy Awareness Week! This year Food Allergy Awareness Week is May 13-19, 2018. Created in 1998, the goal of Food Allergy Awareness Week is to educate the public about food allergies, a potentially life-threatening disease. Food Allergy Awareness Week provides…

Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) Update - May 2018

Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) Update - May 2018

We are pleased to report that we have now enrolled our 16th patient. 15 patients have been treated for peanut therapy and one child recently began therapy for milk allergy. 5 have completed and are in the maintenance phase, while 3 additional patients are very near completion. Fortunately, none of our patients have withdrawn from…

Milk OIT

Milk OIT

Yes we do! We’re thrilled to expand our Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) program to include milk. So now you can enjoy a classic combo: PB&J with milk! We believe this will be an important food allergy treatment option for patients who’ve not been able to “outgrow” their milk allergy. The concept and the protocol is very…