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 range 2-8 peanuts a day as their maintenance dose. Our milk OIT child is now drinking 8 oz of whole milk a day and in a few weeks, our egg OIT patient will be able to ingest a whole egg! Of the 34 enrolled, 3 children were discontinued to due GI symptoms of nausea and vomiting, 1 discontinued due to allergic reactions and 1 discontinued due to inability to maintain the daily dosing requirement.
Our first patient completed his peanut OIT over a year ago and is on a daily maintenance dose of 4 mega M&Ms a day.
It is exciting to be a part of this cutting-edge therapy. Please give us a call if you or your child would like to be considered for this program.