Peanut Allergy Treatment in NYC
Oral Immunotherapy and Allergy Drops for Peanut Allergies
Ideal Treatments to Desensitize Adults and Children to Peanuts
Peanut allergy makes life more difficult for millions of people. Nearly 6 million U.S. children and teens — about 8 percent, or two per classroom — have food allergies. In children, allergy to peanuts, which can be life-threatening, has gone up more than 21 percent since 2010.
With the rise in food allergies in children and adults, anxiety-ridden measures such as scouring ingredient lists, sitting at special lunch tables at school, having to get airlines to remove all peanuts from the plane and carrying an EpiPen at all times have become routine for individuals and families with severe peanut allergies.
How Do We Treat Dangerous Peanut Allergies?
A critical challenge for those living with peanut allergy is distinguishing between food products that are 100 percent safe to eat, and those that may trigger an allergy episode. For some people, the allergy can be significant enough to lead to anaphylaxis, a severe, life-threatening reaction. Because there was no approved treatment for peanut allergy, the standard of care has been a strict elimination diet and the timely administration of rescue medications in case of an allergic reaction on accidental exposure.
Until recently avoidance and rescue medications like EpiPens were the best way to deal with food allergies but now there are new treatments to help build up a tolerance to food allergies like peanuts.
At Mitchell Medical Group we have two options for treating patients with peanut allergies:
- Sublingual immunotherapy or SLIT
- Oral allergy immunotherapy or OIT
VIRTUAL NEW PATIENT CONSULTATIONS
We know it can be difficult to always find time to get to the doctor’s office which is why we are now offering discounted virtual new patient consultations with Dr. Mitchell. During the 15 minute consultation, you will speak directly with Dr. Mitchell about your allergy issues just like you would at his office. We want to help you save time and money while still getting a qualified consultation.
Give us a call at (212) 397-0157 to schedule your virtual consultation with Dr. Mitchell!
Sublingual Immunotherapy (Allergy Drops) and Oral Immunotherapy
Both sublingual immuotherapy (SLIT) or allergy drops and oral immunotherapy (OIT) densensitize individuals to their peanut allergy over time. Allergy drops utilize liquid drops that are placed underneath the tongue whereas oral immunotherapy involves ingesting high doses of peanut flour capsules over time.
The treatment doses for OIT and SLIT differ greatly. OIT typically starts in milligram amounts and increases to several grams for a maintenance dose. SLIT usually starts with micrograms and can only be increased to milligram amounts due to the maximum concentrations of available extracts. Based on this, it could be concluded that OIT may be more effective because of the achievable higher treatment doses. However, the potential of SLIT is that it may allow the peanut proteins to bypass gastric digestion which could potentially enhance the induction of tolerance with fewer side effects.
While they have different delivery methods and treatment doses, allergy drops and oral immunotherapy both help the body tolerate peanuts. Both treatments aim to build up enough tolerance to peanuts so that individuals with a peanut allergy can handle accidental exposure without any problems.
Our Approach to Treating Peanut Allergies
We take a unique approach to food allergy treatment that is designed to help children and adults with life-threatening peanut allergies achieve true food freedom – the ability to eat whatever they want, whenever they want, in unlimited quantities – without fear of reaction.
We have also closely worked with the team at Allergy Associates of La Crosse who pioneered using sublingual allergy drops to treat food allergies 30 years ago to learn their exact protocols for treating peanut allergies. Given our in-depth training with this team and successful use of allergy drops to treat animal, seasonal and environmental allergies, we prefer to use allergy drops to treat peanut allergies.
Learn more about this treatment by listening to Dr. Mitchell’s podcast – Living a Safer Life with Dangerous Food Allergy with Allergy Drops
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Why Choose Us?
- Board Certified Immunologist
- Proven Holistic & Natural Treatments
- Leading Expert in Sublingual Immunotherapy
- Original 3-Step Treatment Process
- Specialize in Solving Tough, Difficult Cases
- Focus on Treating Whole Patient, Not Just Specific Organ
- Treatment Using IV Vitamin Therapy
- Trains Physicians Across U.S. on Allergy Drops