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Oral Immunotherapy for Peanut Allergy

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.

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Allergy and Immunology

At Children’s National, children affected by allergies and complex immunologic disorders benefit from our specialists’ expertise, because our doctors treat children and only children with these conditions.