Managing peanut allergies takes vigilance — reading labels, asking about ingredients, bringing your own food or sometimes even staying away from social gatherings. And the best laid plans can still leave you worrying about accidental exposure.
That’s why Allergy and Asthma Care, Inc. is pleased to announce use of a new treatment program to help desensitize children ages 4-17 who have a peanut allergy. The first and only FDA-approved treatment option for peanut allergy, Palforzia is a carefully monitored combination at-home/in-office treatment that can help reduce the severity of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, which may occur with accidental exposure to peanut.
Generally, here’s how it works: Initial doses will happen in the office under careful supervision. If tolerated, your allergist will slowly increase in-office doses of Palforzia. Eventually, dosing will be set for parents to try at home by mixing Palforzia into a small amount of soft food. In total, it will take at least 6 months to make it through all the dosage levels. After your child has completed the initial dosing, they will need to continue taking Palforzia daily in order to maintain the treatment effect.
Call our office at (513) 671-6707 or schedule an appointment online today to see if Palforzia may be right for your child.