What is Peanut Oral Immunotherapy?

Peanut oral immunotherapy (OIT) is a specialized treatment approach for individuals with peanut allergies. This therapy involves the controlled and gradual introduction of small, measured amounts of peanut protein, often starting with minuscule doses and increasing over time. 

What are the Benefits?

The goal is to desensitize the patient’s immune system to peanuts, making it less reactive to allergenic proteins. Over time, patients can tolerate larger quantities of peanuts without experiencing allergic reactions. While peanut OIT is not a cure, it can significantly reduce the risk of severe reactions to accidental peanut exposure and improve overall quality of life for those with peanut allergies

What Can I Expect During Peanut Oral Immunotherapy?

At Laguna Allergy, peanut oral immunotherapy is conducted under the supervision of one of our board certified allergists. During treatments, the patient will ingest small, measured amounts of peanut protein in the form of capsules, powder, or a peanut-derived product. The dosage is increased over time, often during multiple clinic visits, until the patient can tolerate more substantial amounts of peanuts without experiencing allergic reactions. Throughout the process, patients may experience mild side effects like stomach discomfort or itching, which are closely monitored by our expert team.

Why Choose Laguna Allergy Medical Boutique?

This immunotherapy technique should only be administered under the supervision of trained healthcare providers due to the risk of allergic reactions during the therapy. It’s crucial for individuals with peanut allergies to consult with our board certified allergists to determine if peanut oral immunotherapy is a suitable option for their specific case.

Schedule Peanut Oral Immunotherapy in Aliso Viejo, CA

As board certified allergists and moms, Drs. Gillian Bassirpour and Kristen Walters prioritize the health and wellness of families. They will go above and beyond to provide personalized and exceptional care. If you or your child has a peanut allergy, we invite you to give us a call at 949-287-4900 or to click the button below to schedule an appointment. We are deeply committed to promoting health and vitality for all and we look forward to seeing you.

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Our dedicated team goes above and beyond to provide personalized and exceptional care, ensuring every patient receives the highest level of attention, comfort, and satisfaction. Call (949) 287-4900 or fill out the form below to get elevated allergy care today!