Frequently Asked Questions

Are there specific precautions relating to peanut home dosing?
At what point will we buy our own food?
Does illness affect the peanut dosing schedule?
For how many days can doses be skipped at home without the necessity of decreasing the next dose?
How long does the initial Peanut Desensitization office visit last?
How old must one be to participate in Peanut Desensitization?
In someone who has asthma, can a peanut allergic reaction manifest as an exacerbation of asthma, without any other symptoms, i.e., no rash/hives or stomach discomfort?
Should peanut doses be administered on a full or empty stomach?
Should routine allergy or asthma medication be stopped before the first Oral Immunotherapy visit?
What are the most common symptoms during build-up?
What can I expect during the second visit?
What happens after the second visit?
What is the cost of the Oral Immunotherapy/Peanut Desensitization?
What is the end point of the peanut desensitization program?
What is the success rate?
What should I do if there is a reaction at home?
What time of day is best for the home peanut doses?
Where do you provide Allergy & Asthma Services?