What are Oral Food Challenges?

Oral food challenges are clinical procedures used to diagnose or confirm food allergies in individuals. During an oral food challenge, the patient is given increasing doses of a suspected allergenic food, typically in a controlled healthcare setting. The process is closely supervised by medical professionals who monitor the patient for any allergic reactions.

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What are the Benefits?

The goal is to determine if the individual can safely consume the food without experiencing allergic symptoms. Oral food challenges are particularly valuable when the allergy diagnosis is uncertain, or there’s a need to assess if someone has outgrown a food allergy.

Why Choose Laguna Allergy Medical Boutique?

These challenges are conducted under controlled conditions to ensure safety, and if successful, they allow the patient to reintroduce the previously avoided food into their diet. However, they should only be performed by trained medical professionals, like Drs. Gillian Bassirpour and Kristen Walters, due to the risk of severe allergic reactions.

What Foods Can Be Tested Through This Challenge?

Common foods tested in oral food challenges include peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, milk, eggs, soy, wheat, fish, and shellfish. The choice of food to be tested is typically based on the patient’s medical history, prior allergic reactions, and the need for accurate diagnosis and management of food allergies.

Schedule Oral Food Challenges in Aliso Viejo, CA

Laguna Allergy Medical Boutique provides patients with an elevated allergy experience. As board certified allergist and devoted moms, Drs. Gillian Bassirpour and Kristen Walters will ensure that every patient receives the highest level of attention, comfort, and satisfaction.  In addition to our allergy/immunology care, our boutique also offers retail items, each hand picked by our doctors. To find out how Laguna Allergy can assist with food allergies, click the appointment button below or give us a call at 949-287-4900.

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Our dedicated team goes above and beyond to provide personalized and exceptional care, ensuring every patient receives the highest level of attention, comfort, and satisfaction. Call (949) 287-4900 or fill out the form below to get elevated allergy care today!