Oral Immunotherapy (OIT)

Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) is a medically supervised therapy in which the patient eats small, gradually increasing amounts of a food on a daily basis to which they are known to be allergic, with the goal that over time the patient will become desensitized or tolerant to it. An Oral Food Challenge (OFC) is used as a medical test when the food allergy is in question, and will either confirm or rule out the presence of the allergy. Oral food challenges may occasionally be administered to patients who are being treated with OIT to determine if the therapy is successful.

 
Close-up of pine tree branches in Winter Close-up of pine tree branches in Winter