Duluth Food Allergy Clinic

Oral Immunotherapy
Treatment in Duluth

Dr. Chacko on the Top Doctors cover of Atlanta Magazine
Dr. Chacko Featured on the Cover of Atlanta’s Top Doctor Magazine

Come See the Top Food Allergist in Our Duluth Allergy Clinic

We are focused on getting relief for our food allergy patients. Today we have treatment options that make life easier even for those with anaphylaxis. Call today to make an appointment at our Duluth office.

Duluth Allergy Clinic Service Area

In and around Duluth, people visit Chacko Food Allergy Treatment Center for adult and pediatric food allergy treatment. Allergists conduct food allergy testing and customize a treatment plan, which can include OIT – oral immunotherapy treatment.

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Oral immunotherapy treatment (OIT) uses small amounts of an allergen to reduce an allergy sufferer’s sensitivity over time. For safety and effectiveness, treatments must be performed by a specialist.

To learn more about OIT and allergy testing and treatment, or to request an appointment, contact Chacko Food Allergy Treatment Center today.

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    Understanding Oral Immunotherapy

    Oral immunotherapy, also known as food desensitization, is a treatment that helps you build up immunities to food allergens that could otherwise be life-threatening.

    What is Oral Immunotherapy (OIT)?

    Oral immunotherapy is a treatment where a patient ingests small doses of an allergen to build up resistance.

    History of Oral Immunotherapy

    Oral immunotherapy dates back to the times of Alexander the Great. He would ingest poisons to increase immunities.

    Frequently Asked Questions About OIT

    Dr. Thomas Chacko and his team are here to answer the most common OIT questions and address your concerns.

    Oral Immunotherapy Treatments

    Before treating your food allergy, we will diagnose the allergen and then determine the best treatment option.

    Duluth Adult And Pediatric Food Allergy Treatment

    Both adults and children can suffer with food allergies. Unfortunately, there’s no guarantee that a person will outgrow an allergy, so the recommended strategy is to visit an experienced allergist. Testing and diagnosis can reveal exactly what you are dealing with.

    • Skin Prick Test
    • Blood Test
    • Oral Challenge Test

    Some people with pollen-food allergy syndrome, for example, can react to substances that are related to other allergens. It’s important to accurately diagnose these issues for you or your family, because treatment options can bring both symptom reduction and peace of mind.

    While avoiding an allergen is sound advice, today’s patients will have more freedom by reducing sensitivity to these substances. This oral immunotherapy treatment, or OIT, can protect an allergic person against possible severe reactions by gradually consuming very small amounts of the allergen.

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