Oral Food Challenges

Oral food challenges need to be done as a day case procedure and access to full resuscitation equipment is essential, staff conducting and supervising oral food challenges should be competent in doing so.  The ability to recognize and treat allergic reactions is essential to patient safety.

Setting: Hospital/Paediatric Day Unit




Outcome 1: If the oral food challenge is negative peanut must be introduced into the diet at least 2-3 times a week.

Outcome 2: If the oral food challenge is positive peanut must be strictly avoided, and arrange appropriate follow up as per care pathway.

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