Oral food challenge

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Oral food challenge
PurposeDetect a specific food allergy

An oral food challenge is a method for determining if a person has a specific food allergy. It involves giving increasing amounts of a food and watching to see if an allergic reaction occurs. They are potentially dangerous.[1]: 15 


  1. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (May 2011). "Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States" (PDF).