Palforzia FDA approved

Palforzia FDA approved

On Friday, the FDA approved Palforzia, the first drug to treat peanut allergy. Although approved, it is not yet available. We plan to begin using Palforzia as soon as it becomes widely available. If you or your child has peanut allergy, please call us to schedule an evaluation and determine eligibility so that you may…

Dr. L food allergy Q&A

Dr. L food allergy Q&A

In this month’s issue of Texas Medicine, Dr. Lieberman had an insightful Q&A that reflects his deep knowledge about the food allergy epidemic. You can read it here. Some highlights include: 8% of kids have a food allergy. This rise in food allergies caught everyone (e.g. schools, restaurants, airlines) unprepared. Texas has passed legislation to…

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…

It's Food Allergy Awareness Week!

It's Food Allergy Awareness Week!

This is the 21st Food Allergy Awareness Week and this year Gov. Abbot has also recognized it in the state of Texas! From FARE’s website: “more than 32 million Americans are managing food allergy. Through increased awareness, we can promote respect, safety and inclusion and ensure that communities have the tools they need to spread…

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…

new peanut allergy treatment study

new peanut allergy treatment study

There is been a lot of press recently about a new FDA approved treatment for peanut allergy. As food allergy specialists, we are certainly excited about additional treatment options for patients. For years avoidance was the mainstay of care and accidental exposure to trace amounts of peanut could be dangerous for the sensitive patient. This…

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 AFFA Night at Dell Diamond

2018 AFFA Night at Dell Diamond

Last night was the annual Austin Families with Food Allergies (AFFA) night at Dell Diamond. We were very pleased to co-sponsor the event along with a grant from Food Allergy Education & Research (FARE). It was a beautiful night and we had an excellent turnout of 80+ patients, their families and many friends. The pool…

Introducing Egg OIT

Introducing Egg OIT

Food Allergy Updates: As Austin’s leaders in food allergy, we are happy to announce another addition to our oral immunotherapy (OIT) program now available at our food allergy center. For our egg allergic patients we now offer egg OIT. Egg will make the third food we have for OIT joining peanut and milk. Also, did…

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…