Madden’s Story

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Madden’s story about treating his peanut and tree nut allergies with oral immunotherapyPeanut allergies are the second most common allergy in children in the United States today. When Madden was a young baby, he showed signs of eczema and asthma. When he was close to two years old, he swelled up immediately from touching a peanut to his lips. He was diagnosed with both peanut and tree nut allergies. His family had to learn to read labels and avoid anything that may contain peanuts or tree nuts. With two other young children and Madden going off to school came lots of stress and worry. Once he started school, he had to sit at a table during lunch called the “peanut table”. After joining a Facebook OIT group, Madden’s mom learned that there is treatment out there to help safeguard for accidental exposure. This led her to our office. She drives to Alpharetta from Athens, Georgia every two weeks so Madden can receive treatment. The thing that Madden is most excited about is to go on playdates and go to his friend’s birthday parties just like his sister already does. He has two more appointments until he will be trying an actual peanut. We look forward to hearing all about his first play date.

At Chacko Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center, we want to improve the life of every child allergy patient. As Madden and his family are discovering, oral immunotherapy treatment will allow him to do more and still be safe. Find out how OIT treatment can help your child – call us at 678-668-4688. You can also request an appointment online at one of our seven Atlanta-area locations.

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