Oral immunotherapy for food allergies involves consuming tiny amounts of the allergen to build tolerance. FDA approval is still in the works, so most doctors don’t yet offer it. Some parents are finding other ways to get their kids this treatment in the meantime.
Many parents of kids with life-threatening food allergies live with fear, EpiPen in hand. Some are trying oral immunotherapy, a treatment that can help patients build tolerance to foods like peanuts.