Protect Children Who Have a Peanut Allergy
Managing a peanut allergy 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 the 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 of at-home and in-office treatments that can help reduce the severity of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, which may occur with accidental exposure to peanuts.
How the First FDA-Approved Peanut Allergy Treatment Works
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.
Food Allergy Care for Kids
FDA approval of this treatment was very good news because peanut allergy can be extremely dangerous and scary, especially when it affects your children. Even if your child doesn’t tolerate this treatment, there are still precautions we can help you take to protect your family. That’s true for any food allergy and other allergies in kids. The most important thing is to know what you’re dealing with, and we can help you with that along with treatment.
Call our office at (513) 935-1219 or schedule an appointment online today to see if Palforzia may be right for your child.