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Oral Immunotherapy (OIT)

For years, there was just one treatment available for food allergies: completely avoid the food you were allergic to. Now that has changed! The exceptional providers at Columbia Allergy offer oral immunotherapy (OIT) to effectively treat even the most severe of food allergies. Dr. Jain is a world-renowned food allergy expert who is known for being the earliest pioneer in food allergy desensitization treatment using OIT for shrimp and nut allergies. The specialists at Columbia Allergy use Dr. Jain’s protocols to desensitize to nearly any food you can think of. 

The providers at Columbia Allergy commonly use OIT to treat anaphylactic food allergies by safely reintroducing the food back into your diet through a desensitization process. The team starts with the patient eating a very small, microscopic amount of the food in the office, and gradually increases the amount of food each time. At the end of each visit, you will be given instructions to continue to eat a safe dose every day until your next appointment. This ongoing exposure to the allergen helps your immune system to stop seeing the food as a threat and to stop triggering a significant allergic reaction every time you eat that food. 

Oral immunotherapy is primarily used to treat IgE-mediated allergies. If you have an IgE-mediated allergy, you typically experience symptoms of an allergic reaction very quickly after being exposed to the food. At Columbia Allergy we prefer our patients to be at least 3 years of age to begin OIT so that the patient is able to communicate any symptoms they are experiencing to the medical team for safety reasons. The food allergy experts at Columbia Allergy will use allergy tests, the patient’s history, and food challenges to determine if OIT is right for you. If you are interested in our oral immunotherapy treatment, call your nearest location or schedule an appointment online today!

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Monica H.
“First time at allergy specialist they really care about my kids lifestyle they care more about their patients that their wallet. Now days that's a keeper.. ”

David W.
“Adam and the staff were great at considering my concerns, explaining my results and listening to my questions. Plus everyone was on time and things moved swiftly. ”

Prashant S.
“Absolutely exceptional. The doctor, team and facilities are the best you could ask for. We have never felt more comfortable and safe. With the approach we have taken with our son and has made the whole process so much easier. You guys makes difference in people’s lives”
Noah J.
“Nothing worse than worrying about every cookie and ice cream snack out there that sends us to the ER. Dr.Jain and Dr. Gandhe who are the best. Their expertise and kindness have given us back both dessert and peace of mind. I don't know which one is more appreciated. ”
Hana L.
"Dr.Gandhe always puts my son at ease before treatment. She talks to him directly and in an age appropriate way. My son looks forward to visiting her and the other staff. When I have questions about treatment she responds clearly and, during after hours, Dr. Gandhe responds very quickly. We feel well cared for."
Amy M.
"Dr. Gandhe gives us excellent personalized treatment for my son’s peanut and tree nut allergy. She has a heart for kids with allergies and I feel very safe under her care. My son has already made great progress with his tree nut allergy"
Nikko Y.
"Best Office Ever!"
Georgia B.
"One of the best doctors + staff I have ever met. The care and professionalism is out of this world! We feel comforted and safe at our visit "
"Dr. Jain is very kind and friendly as well as the staff "
Graciela R.
"Dr.Jain and Melissa Hutton PA-C are the best allergy providers I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. The entire staff is kind and helpful. My allergy care is comprehensive and I never feel rushed through an appointment-"
"Best decision we have made in my son’s life so far"
Merritt F.
"We are very confident with Dr. Jain’s treatment plans and recommendations. The staff at the Fremont office is amazing"
Cherylyn V.
"Amazing and awesome team for scary and life-threatening allergies"
Manalie J.
"Dr.Gandhe is very patient, explains everything in great detail and answered all of our questions. It helped to ease out our Anxiety about OIT"
Walter M.
"Dr. Gandhe is great, thoughtful, and a caring provider. All staff is fantastic as well!"
Sarah S.
"We are likely (5 stars) to recommend Dr. Jain to friends and family. Our experience here has been so positive and supportive. It is great clinic and has given us great hopes in treating our son"
Khushi P.
"Extremely great experience. Truly God sent figures. Dr. Jain and Melissa are such wonderful and humble doctors, I have ever met. Thank You. Dr Jain and the entire staff for being with us through the journey. I will recommend him to all the people that I know with allergies
Amrita M.
"Dr. Gandhe has been more than a blessing for us. We love her! She’s so great at talking explaining and planning everything. Her treatment has been spot on and I am so thankful we found you. We love all the nurses, they are so patient and loving"
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