How Does OIT Work?
We are assisting patients to cure their life threatening food allergies. These allergies include Milk, Egg, Peanut, Tree Nuts, Wheat, and Soy food allergies.
What is Oral Immunotherapy (OIT)?
Oral Immunotherapy is fundamentally a graded food challenge supplemented over time by sub-threshold doses to achieve a desensitized state dependent on persistent ingestion of a food allergen. This is a very exciting treatment for our food allergic population. We hope this will help our community reduce allergic reactions leading to ER visits and hospitalizations. In addition, it will help parents manage their child’s food allergy safely and reduce fear in both parent and child of accidental exposure.
At the present time, there is no adequate marker to differentiate cure (i.e. sustained unresponsiveness) versus successful treatment, so patients should anticipate that, for most, this will be a lifelong process and is a commitment.Schedule An Appointment
OIT In The News
Boise Allergy Clinic Begins New Immersive Treatment
February 6, 2019
The Allergy Group of Boise is rolling out a new treatment for people with food allergies that involves slowly building up the body's immune response to an allergen. We'll talk with the group's Dr Neetu Talreja about the new approach.