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Can SLIT induce remission in young kiddos with food allergies?

SLIT = Sublingual Immunotherapy. Can it safely and effectively treat food allergies?

SLIT is the new kid on the block when it comes to food allergies. To really dive deep on safety and effectiveness, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Edwin Kim.

Who is Dr. Edwin Kim?

Dr. Edwin Kim is a world-renown allergist. He leads the Food Allergy Initiative at UNC Chapel Hill, a destination institution for families with food allergies. Dr. Kim has been researching food allergies for over a decade and himself has kiddos with food allergies.

What does Dr. Kim's research on SLIT and young kiddos say?

Dr. Kim is a pioneer in his work with SLIT. His most recent publications share his team's data on the safety and effectiveness of SLIT for children ages 1-11 years-old with peanut allergies. Some of my favorite publications include:

In this episode, Dr. Kim and I specifically discuss SLIT in babies and little kiddos.

Check out this episode on the Food Allergy and Your Kiddo YouTube Channel!

Or listen to the episode wherever you hear podcasts!

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A note from Dr. Hoyt

I have talked about a non-profit…

Pam and I volunteer with the non-profit The Teal Schoolhouse. Its primary program is Code Ana. Code Ana equips schools for medical emergencies like anaphylaxis.

Code Ana’s Online Epinephrine Training Program helps support that goal. Through this program, you will educate yourself while you support this important mission!

A medical emergency response plan is important for everyone at any school. Code Ana's program Med-E Ready is a comprehensive approach to school-focused medical preparedness. This program guides schools through the process of creating a medical emergency response plan. A response team is also developed! This is one of the most important components of a school's food allergy policy!

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