Do you have food allergies? Discover a new treatment that can reverse life-threatening reactions
Grieved to see parents lose their children to life-threatening allergic reactions, Dr. Inderpal Randhawa, medical director of the Department of Pediatric Respirology, Clinical Immunology, and Allergy at Miller Children’s Hospital and CEO of the Southern California Food Allergy Institute, said promised to find a way to change the status quo. He has developed a safe and innovative solution – the Tolerance Induction Program (TIP â¢) – to treat anaphylactic food allergies.
How do you know if your child has a food allergy?
Most parents don’t know their child has a food allergy until they try to eat for the first time and have a reaction. Although not all reactions are life threatening, every three minutes a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room. These serious reactions, such as anaphylaxis, occur at least once in 40% of children with food allergies.
An allergic reaction occurs when the body’s immune system considers a certain food to be harmful and reacts by causing symptoms. The first thing to do is to stop giving your child that particular food or anything in the same category. For example, if your child has reacted to cashews, avoid all nuts until you see a doctor for a further diagnosis.
What are the treatment options for food allergies?
While avoidance is generally considered the only way to “manage” a food allergy, there is another option for moving beyond avoidance and achieving food freedom: Southern’s Tolerance Induction Program (TIP â¢). California Food Allergy Institute.
Unlike ILO (Oral Immunotherapy), TIP â¢ uses billions of data points to create personalized treatment plans for each child. Their allergies are mapped to form an individualized program that builds tolerance to the unique proteins each child is allergic to, all before introducing their most anaphylactic allergen. This ensures patient safety and over time changes their immune system so as not to react to their allergens.
What makes TIP â¢ different?
Since 2005, Dr Randhawa has treated over 10,000 children with a 99% success rate, offering people a life of food freedom, where they can eat what they want, when they want, without fear of backlash. While the ILO only allows your child to eat cross-contaminated levels of a food allergen, TIP â¢ ensures that children can eat any amount of their allergen in infrequent high doses. It means the freedom to read food labels, special treatment at social gatherings, and anxiety whenever food is present. Upon graduation from the program and in remission, your child will eat like any child without a food allergy, including PB&J.
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