Food Allergy FAQs
Looking for answers to your most important questions about food allergies? Look no further than our Food Allergy Desensitization at Columbia Asthma & Allergy Clinic page for answers.
Food Allergy FAQs – Desensitization at Columbia Asthma and Allergy clinic FAQ:
We offer sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), oral immunotherapy (OIT), and epicutaneous (patch) desensitization.
At your initial consultation, we will review your history and test results to determine the right treatment for you.
We began our first patient on oral immunotherapy (OIT) to multiple nuts in 2007.
During treatment, some patients may experience allergic reactions to their treatment doses. The course of treatment and protocol will be adapted accordingly for each patient to ensure safety.
We can desensitize a patient to any allergen. We regularly desensitize to common allergens like peanut, tree nuts, milk and egg, but have also treated unusual allergens like avocado and chickpea.
In California, these services are offered in Oakland, Fremont, Sunnyvale and Redwood City. In Washington, these services are offered in Bellevue, Fischer’s Landing. In Oregon, these services are offered in Salmon Creek.
Many of our services can be billed through insurance. Please ask us about your specific insurance plan!
If you have more questions about food allergy desensitization or you would like to book an appointment with one of our allergy doctors call one of our allergy clinics in California, Washington or Oregon to speak to one of our friendly staff members about how you can take control of your allergies today.