Food Allergy

Oral Immunotherapy for Food Desensitization

A food allergy can impact an individual’s health and well-being in many ways, from symptoms such as rashes and itching to catastrophic reactions including anaphylaxis.
Instead of letting your food allergy control you, learn how you can control it.

Dr. Chacko and a patient who is undergoing oral immunotherapy treatment for a food allergy
Dr. Chacko on the Top Doctors cover of Atlanta Magazine
Dr. Chacko Featured on the Cover of Atlanta’s Top
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Dr. Thomas Chacko
Top Food Allergist in Atlanta

Rated one of the Top Allergists in Atlanta and selected for the cover of Atlanta magazine’s prestigious “Top Doctor” issue, Dr. Thomas Chacko is Atlanta’s expert in food allergies and oral immunotherapy.

With national media coverage on CNN, HLN, WebMD and Fox News, Dr. Chacko is sought after nationally for his expertise in all areas of adult and pediatric allergy and immunology. Dr. Chacko has lectured throughout the Southeast on food allergies. He is one of a few allergists offering oral immunotherapy (OIT) for food allergies.

Food allergies can be lethal, and treatment should be administered by a Board Certified Allergist only in a hospital or medical center – not at an individual’s home.

Oral Immunotherapy Treatment

With Oral Immunotherapy, you can get treatment for common food allergies and the more complicated ones. Reduce worry for yourself and your loved ones today. The most common food allergies are:

  • Peanut Allergies
  • Tree Nut Allergies
  • Milk Allergies
  • Egg Allergies

Everyone’s response to a food allergy is different. For instance, peanut allergy can be life-threatening. Treatment options for this allergy can include the peanut pill and/or other oral natural approaches.

Dr. Chacko customizes the recommended treatment for each allergy and the patient based on their unique health needs.

Your Atlanta Food Allergy Doctor

Food Desensitization Can Reduce Food Allergy Sensitivity

CBS News story about oral immunotherapy treatment for food allergies

Diagnosing Food Allergies
Treatment Options

In order to treat you or your child for food allergies, we must first identify the allergen and the severity of it.

The most common allergy test is the skin prick test. We can also do a blood test or an oral challenge test. The oral challenge test is used more often when we know the specific allergen. We introduce the allergen to the patient in small doses while monitoring closely.

Contact us today to learn more about these treatment options.


Peanut Allergy Video - Dr. Thomas Chacko Featured on WebMD

Parents discuss the realities of raising a child with severe peanut allergy. Hear how Dr. Chacko uses traditional and innovative methods such as OIT to treat their daughter.

Peanut allergies have tripled over the past 20 years. However, there’s been an exciting development in treatment. Learn why Dr. Chacko calls oral immunotherapy a game changer.

Dr. Chacko discusses peanut allergies and the new research for treatment on Weekend Express

Can early exposure to a potential allergen have health benefits – even peanut allergy? Current research supports that giving foods early could be the best answer. Dr. Chacko talks pros & cons.

Patient’s mom discusses her son’s severe food allergy and how oral immunotherapy has helped

Mack has several severe food allergies. He is receiving oral immunotherapy treatment for egg allergy. Soon he’ll move on to OIT treatment for his other food allergies.

Dr. Chacko discusses the peanut allergy drug for oral immunotherapy treatment on CBS News

Hear how peanut therapy has helped Nolan and his parents. Dr. Chacko explains why the FDA’s recent approval of the first peanut allergy drug for children “is actually a really big deal.

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