Melanie Lundheim created this blog to answer the questions she is often asked about her kids’ experiences undergoing peanut oral immunotherapy (peanut OIT) to get desensitized to peanuts. You may contact her at her business website: Good Copy Fast.
Many parents considering peanut OIT for their peanut-allergic children ask me how peanut OIT was for our kids, and how they’re doing now. Bottom line: peanut OIT has been life-changing for our family.
Peanuts can no longer kill my kids. On January 3, 2014, Soren and Tessa Lundheim were the 100th and 101st peanut-allergy patients to complete Dr. Whitney Molis’ peanut oral immunotherapy (OIT) program. Thanks to Dr. Molis, the quality of our lives has dramatically improved.
Tree nut and peanut allergy awareness resources. Here are some resources I put together to help people affected by tree nut and peanut allergies:
Snacks’ “safe status” can change. Rather than rely on an outdated list, please read food-package ingredient labels carefully and choose shared snacks that don’t contain peanuts or tree nuts, and that aren’t manufactured on equipment or in a facility that processes peanuts or tree nuts.