Cheryl’s Story

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Chreyl’s story of being treated with oral immunotherapy for severe food allergiesDanielle’s daughter Cheryl had reactions to different foods as early as 10 months old. First, Cheryl couldn’t keep down the scrambled eggs her mom made for her one morning. At 1 year, she tried peanut butter crackers and immediately hives began spreading all over her thighs. Mom called CHOA and was advised to give Benadryl. Danielle hung the phone up and turned around to see her daughter turning blue. She called 911 and began praying and screaming. Cheryl was in anaphylactic shock. She was treated by an awesome medical team and this family spent the next 12 years avoiding soy, wheat, dairy, eggs, peanuts, and seafood- all things Cheryl tested positive for. For 12 YEARS Danielle has made special allergy free treats for Cheryl’s Birthdays. Cheryl attends a 7 day away camp and mom packs every bit of food for her daughter.

Two years ago they were at Main Event and Cheryl had not touched her food (the allergy free food her mom packed) and she told her mom she didn’t want to eat “that special food.” She didn’t want to do that anymore. After that day, Cheryl began avoiding social situations with food.

Danielle heard about Chacko Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center from Facebook and at age 13 now, Cheryl is beginning OIT with milk. Danielle said, “I didn’t want my daughter to feel different anymore.”
We are extremely excited that Cheryl is beginning OIT, let’s all wish her a fantastic journey!

Oral immunotherapy is an advance in treatment for severe allergic reactions. This exciting treatment modality can help give a child more freedom and reduce the worry brought by severe allergies.

We Can Help Your Child’s Food Allergies

A severe food allergy can interfere with a child’s everyday life, but treatment with oral immunotherapy can help or even get rid of your child’s food allergy. To get more information about this exciting treatment option, make an appointment at Chacko Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center at one of our convenient locations in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Canton, Cumming, Druid Hills, Duluth and Johns Creek. Call us at (678) 668-4688 today.

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