Happy October Members! Before we get started, let’s rejoice with celebrations and victories! One recent post by Gail Reynolds Frank was filled with funny stories of life transformation as her daughter moved through OIT treatment. Here are a few favorite quotes: “I don’t even know where they went to eat! Who cares? Sarah was annoyed […]
The “Puzzle of Tree Nut Components”
Tree nut component testing. A few months ago, I asked Dr. Silver (Cleveland) about component testing for tree nuts. He referred to a brochure put out by Thermo Scientific (the makers of the ImmunoCAP and the Component Testing) for physicians. With permission, his response: “It lists the relevant tree nut components (cashew, walnut, hazelnut, and […]
Love and Devotion
ADMIN NOTICE: What is going on with the attitude people? Admins, myself included, dedicate every possible minute to providing a place for you to learn about OIT, connect you with OIT specialists, maintain documents, websites, posts, databases, various platforms, etc… 1. Our website might show a doctor’s name who has been removed because […]
Who Trained Your OIT Allergist?
Some of the doctors on our List have been trained by each other. Some have created their own protocol after years of research interest, experience, and listening to presentations given at allergy conferences. They have studied the methods of other doctors on our List and well known research study locations, such as Duke (my favorite). […]
Food Challenges: Who, what, when, where, how, and why?
In our facebook supports groups, we’ve had a few misunderstandings regarding pre-OIT v. food challenge (the TEST). Under the care of a board certified allergist who specializes in OIT: OIT starts in nearly invisible amounts, MICRO grams, and builds up during the day to find an acceptable, NON-reaction, spot where the doctor feels you […]