Oral Food Challenges

Oral food challenges when done as a day case procedure require access to full resuscitation equipment. 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

Amount: 8g of the Tree nut being challenged


Tips for mixed nut challenge:

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

Outcome 2: If the oral food challenge is positive to the mixed tree nut challenge the tree nuts must be strictly avoided, and individual challenges with the tree nuts will need to be performed.

Appropriate follow up should be arranged as per carepathway.

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