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Treatment of food allergy with Oral Immunotherapy (OIT)

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) is the food allergy treatment method by taking the allergic food gradually in the safe level to observe the patient’s food.
  • Suitable for the patient aged more than 5 years or patient with record of severe food allergy. In addition, it is suitable for the food allergy treatment in category of cow milk, egg, wheat flour, peanut etc.
  • This method causes the patient to have the allergic food tolerance or to recover from the food allergy. It improves the life quality of the patient and his family.

Treatment of the food allergy by mean of the immune change by oral method (Oral Immunotherapy, OIT)

It is the food allergy treatment by taking the allergic food gradually in the safe level or not causing the allergy and adding the food gradually. The whole process must be under care of the expertise doctor because this treatment method is new and suitable for the food allergy treatment in category of cow milk, egg, wheat flour, peanut etc.

Advantage of the treatment of the food allergy by mean of the immune change by oral method (Oral Immunotherapy, OIT)

  • Reduces the risks of the food allergy in case of outdoors food contamination.
  • This method causes the patient to have the allergic food tolerance or to recover from the food allergy (Sustain unresponsiveness).
  • It improves the life quality of the patient and his family.

Whom is this treatment method suitable?

  • Patient aged more than 5 years. Most of these patients could not recover from the food allergy.
  • Patient with the high food allergy level, who has difficulty of natural recovery.
  • Patient with severe food allergy record, although he tries to avoid it (but accidentally took the allergic food contamination).
  • Patient or parent, who understands the methods and procedures of treatment and wish for treatment with OIT method.

Presently, the food allergy treatment by mean of the Oral Immunotherapy is widely used in foreign countries, but in Thailand, a few hospitals could provide this food allergy treatment method. Therefore, the Samitivej Allergy Institute (SAI), Samitivej Hospital Thonburi, has commitment and plan for the food allergic patient treatment to restore the good life quality and receive the proper food substance and nutritional value, in order to increase the confidence and safety from the previous food allergy.

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