SIERRA ALLERGY ASTHMA AND SINUS CENTER

Oral Food Challenges (OFCs) are diagnostic procedures used to confirm or rule out food allergies in individuals suspected of having a food allergy based on their medical history and initial testing results.

During an oral food challenge, the patient consumes gradually increasing amounts of the suspected allergen under close medical supervision. The challenge begins with a small amount of the food and gradually increases over several stages, with careful monitoring for any signs of an allergic reaction, such as hives, swelling, difficulty breathing, or gastrointestinal symptoms.

Oral food challenges are considered the gold standard for diagnosing food allergies as they provide definitive evidence of the body’s reaction to a specific food. They are conducted in a controlled clinical setting, typically in an allergist’s office or hospital, with access to emergency medical care in case of a severe reaction.

Our allergists specialize in conducting oral food challenges, using standardized protocols and adhering to strict safety measures to ensure the procedure is performed safely and accurately.

By accurately diagnosing food allergies through oral food challenges, we can provide patients with clear guidance on which foods to avoid and develop personalized treatment plans to manage their allergies effectively.

Today to schedule an appointment for an oral food challenge and take the first step towards better understanding and managing your food allergies.

Oral Challenges