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New ASCIA Oral Immunotherapy for Food Allergy information

Oral immunotherapy (OIT) is a potential treatment for food allergy. There are currently several clinical research trials of food allergy OIT and other treatments for food allergy underway in Australia and other countries. At present there is no evidence that OIT it is a cure for food allergy and there are no food allergy OIT products approved or registered by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia or by Medsafe in New Zealand.

ASCIA has updated its information about Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) for Food Allergy and the following new information is available on the ASCIA website:

  1. New ASCIA OIT for Food Allergy Position Paper for health professionals
  2. New ASCIA OIT for Food Allergy frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for patients, consumers and carers

Whilst both of these documents are new, the Position Paper has been adapted from the previous document that was for patients, consumers and carers, but expanded and updated to provide more detailed information for health professionals. The FAQ is a summary of the most common questions about food allergy OIT.