Dallas Food Allergy Center

Providing Hope for People with Food Allergies

Our innovative food allergy immunotherapy program has helped hundreds of children overcome a fear of food.

Dallas Food Allergy Center (DFAC) is the food allergy specialty practice at Allergy Partners of North Dallas. We are one of the few practices in the country that offer a breakthrough oral immunotherapy program for kids with food allergies. Our treatment provides a long-term solution for wheat, egg, peanut, tree nut, and milk allergic patients. It is usually takes less than 6 months, and at the end of the program, most patients with allergies to wheat, egg, peanut, tree nut, or milk are able to consume these foods with no allergic reaction.

More than 80% of our patients can now safely consume foods that once threatened their health.

The DFAC program has helped hundreds of children by setting them free from fear of their food allergies. The treatment works by introducing minute doses of wheat, egg, peanut or milk in solution for approximately 6 months (time period varies on individual differences). The program then progresses to small doses of the whole food for an additional several months, allowing the patient to eat these foods. As a result, the vast majority of our patients are able to consume wheat, eggs, peanuts and/or milk without any adverse reactions.

What would it mean to your family if you were free from worrying about severe food allergies?

Families tell us we have changed their lives significantly by helping their children eat foods that used to be harmful. The impact on family life has made a difference for not only the allergic child, but also for siblings and parents. Many children have graduated from the DFAC Food OIT program and are now eating eggs, wheat, tree nuts, or peanuts or are drinking milk without reactions.

What to expect from the DFAC food allergy program:

This program is designed for a child of school age or older who will be old enough to understand the reasons for participating and be actively engaged in the process.

The first visit of the oral immunotherapy process is a full day during which the child will receive multiple doses of very small amounts of diluted milk, diluted wheat powder, diluted peanut (or nut) powder, or diluted egg powder. The child will return weekly for dose increases followed by one hour of observation. Between each visit the patient will take two doses of the desensitization (allergenic) food each day at home. Once oral immunotherapy is complete, the previously allergenic food can be freely included in the diet. The food must be eaten daily to maintain the ability to eat it safely.

Check out these success stories from happy parents!

       

 

Want to know about treating your child’s food allergy?

If you are interested in learning more about how your child can be treated for food allergies, please contact our office at 972-566-7788. Most insurance policies cover this treatment. We invite you to call us and find out how we can help your child as well as your whole family live without a fear of food.

Note to Allergists/Immunologists: If you would like to obtain a copy of the oral immunotherapy procedures we use, please send an email request to drrichwasserman@gmail.comThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
. Include a link to your website or enough identifiers so that I can confirm that you are Certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.  After confirmation we will provide you with the information requested.

See Dr. Wasserman’s interview on NBC5 about this process!

Oral Food Challenges may be performed in our Dallas office to establish or rule out a food allergy.

For more information about food allergies: www.foodallergy.org

Learn about the CDC’s new Food Allergy Guidelines for Schools

Learn more about how to use an EpiPen here. Visit the NIAID website to get free food allergy resources that can help you prepare for the upcoming school year.

Your help is needed to pass crucial legislation that will protect food-allergic school children throughout the state of Texas. Write your legislators today!