Allergists are starting to recommend more oral food challenges for kids with food allergies.
And allergy moms are asking what an oral challenge is and if it’s a good idea.
So we asked the allergist about oral food challenges and how to prepare for them.
I know you’ll find this as helpful as I did. See our video below!
This information is for educational purposes only.
Follow your own doctor’s instructions for managing food allergies.
Food allergy mom,
I know the thought of an oral food challenge can be quite overwhelming.
On one hand, it’s exciting that your allergist thinks your kiddo qualifies for such a test.
But on the other hand, how in the world can your child safely try the food allergen you’ve been avoiding at all costs for so long.
This can be a huge mental and emotional battle so let’s chat.
In the past 12 years, our family has done many oral challenges with two kids.
I can’t even count them all.
But no epi’s, thank goodness.
And you are right, they were never easy…at least not for mama.
But if you can work through the stress and anxiety,
oftentimes this is just what you need to open big doors in your food allergy world.
Because as you will learn in this video, allergists shouldn’t recommend them unless a pass is highly likely.
If you don’t pass, your board certified allergist should be there to walk you through any hiccups.
Being as prepared as possible and knowing more information can often get us moms over that hump of fear.
So below I have linked a video interview with one of our allergists to explain more about oral food challenges.
In addition, Milk Allergy Mom Members, we have an Oral Food Challenge Preparation Check List in our member library for you.
Be sure to print the check list for your food allergy binder.
If you’re like me, you may go through many oral food challenges on this journey, and you’ll want the peace-of-mind that comes from being prepared.
We hope this video helps you take steps closer to potential food allergy freedom.
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I think you will learn something new today.