Peanut Oral Immunotherapy (OIT)
Peanut oralImmunotherapy is a form of preventive and anti-inflammatory treatment of allergy to substances such as pollens, house dust mites, fungi, and stinging insect venom. Immunotherapy involves giving gradually increasing doses of the substance, or allergen, to which the person is allergic. The incremental increases of the allergen cause the immune system to become less sensitive to the substance, perhaps by causing production of a particular "blocking" antibody, which reduces the symptoms of allergy when the substance is encountered in the future." rel="tooltip">immunotherapy(OIT) with peanut allergen powder-dnfp (Palforzia®) is an FDA-approved treatment for childrenages 4 to 17 yearsthat can help reduce the risk and severity of allergic reactions to peanuts, includinganaphylaxis.
Information for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
When patients have frequent symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, rashes or hives, an allergist can help provide long-term solutions.
ACAAI Roundtable on Atopic Dermatitis and Food Allergy
In February 2022, American College ofAllergies are inappropriate or exaggerated reactions of the immune system to substances that, in the majority of people, cause no symptoms. Symptoms of the allergic diseases may be caused by exposure of the skin to a chemical, of the respiratory system to particles of dust or pollen (or other substances), or of the stomach and intestines to a particular food." rel="tooltip">Allergy, Asthma and Immunology convened experts in atopic dermatitis and food allergy to examine the issue of racial disparities affecting people with these conditions.
Clinical Trial Resources
Involvement in clinical trials provides the opportunity to further medical research and improve patient outcomes.