Oral immunotherapy (OIT) for peanut allergy is when we expose patients to peanut starting at very low doses and slowly increase to a target peanut dose. The goal is to reduce symptoms of an allergic reaction in case the child accidentally eats peanut. Palforzia is the prescription peanut product that is used for OIT that is approved by the FDA.
Take a look at our flow chart to see the steps in your child's treatment with Palforzia.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Palforzia?
Is Palforzia a cure for peanut allergy?
Will my child still need to carry epinephrine?
Does my child still need to avoid peanut products?
Who is eligible?
Is treatment for peanut allergy with Palforzia available at Children’s National Hospital?
How does oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy using Palforzia work?
How frequently will my child have to attend medical appointments?
Will my child have to take Palforzia forever?
How effective is Palforzia?
What are the side effects of Palforzia?
Is it covered by my insurance?
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Departments that Treat Oral Immunotherapy for Peanut Allergy
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