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Southwest Allergy & Asthma Center



6100 Windcom Court,
Suite 101
Plano, Texas 75093

Serving: Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Carrollton, Richardson, Lewisville, Garland, Dallas, The Colony, Addison, Coppell, Little Elm, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(972) 398 - 3500Telephone:
(972) 398 - 3512FAX:

In the Texoma Medical Plaza adjacent to the new Texoma Medical Center
5012 South US HWY 75,
Suite 150
Denison, Texas 75020

Serving: Denison, Sherman, Bonham, Gainesville, Pottsboro, Van Alstyne, McKinney, Prosper, Durant (OK) and Madill (OK)

(903) 463 - 8400Telephone:
(903) 463 - 8500FAX:

7785 Eldorado Pkwy,
Suite 500
McKinney, Texas 75070

Serving: McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(972) 542 - 0500Telephone:
(972) 398 - 3512FAX:

In Twin Creeks Medical Center Two
1101 Raintree Cir,
Suite 200
Allen, Texas 75013

Serving: McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(469) 656 - 1057Telephone:
(972) 398 - 3512FAX:

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Food Desensitization Protocol

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We are excited to offer a new treatment option for food allergy patients. In a series of scheduled visits to our office, small incremental amounts of the qualifying food are given to the patient by mouth in a controlled setting. This therapy does not involve shots or medications.

After approximately 16 - 20 weeks of treatment, most patients are able to eat usual and customary amounts of the food without incident or reaction. Others may only be able to eat a limited amount of the food in question without incident or reaction. A small number of patients may not tolerate the therapy successfully.

This treatment is available to any patient four years or older with a food allergy to peanut, milk, egg, soy, wheat, rice, or tree nuts. For patients with multiple food allergies, only one food at a time will be administered. Currently, we are not treating tree nut allergies with this therapy.

There are some risks associated with this therapy. Our protocol is similar to those used in numerous successful studies in the United States and published in respected and recognized medical journals. Listed at the bottom of this page are references to some those studies.

For more information or to determine if you are a candidate, please schedule an appointment with our office for an individual consultation. We are very excited to offer this treatment option to our food-allergic patients. We believe this therapy provides promise to patients living with food allergy.

  1. Successful oral desensitization for systemic peanut allergy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 97. 266-267. 2006
  2. Oral peanut immunotherapy for peanut allergic patients. J Allergy Clin Immunol 119. 2007
  3. Oral Desensitization in Children with Cow’s Milk Allergy. Journal of Investigative Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2008; 18(5): 389-396.
  4. Specific oral tolerance induction in children with very severe cow’s milk-induced reactions. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2008; 121: 343-7
  5. A protocol for oral desensitization in children with IgE mediated cow’s milk allergy. Allergy 2004; 59: 980-7
  6. Egg oral immunotherapy in nonanaphylactic children with egg allergy. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2007; 119: 119-205
  7. A randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study of milk oral immunotherapy for cow’s milk allergy. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2008; 122: 1154-60.