The Food Challenge

Massachusetts General Hospital for Children

Wayne Shreffler, MD, PhD, Director, Food Allergy Center

Overview

What is the Food Challenge and why take it?

Dr Wayne Shreffler talks about the role of the Food Challenge and the rationale behind it.

Understanding the outcome.

How diagnostic testing determines candidates for the challenge.

About the Challenge

An overview of what the Food Challenge entails.

The challenge as seen through the eyes of patients and their parents.

Life after the challenge.

Knowing the results one way or the other helps families move forward.

The Food Challenge can be a very positive change in a family’s lifestyle.

Ensuring your child’s safety

The Challenge is highly supervised and carefully designed for minimal risk.

Your child will be monitored to detect any signs of a reaction.

The medications we use to treat patients when a reaction occurs.

Epinephrine Autoinjector 101

For Parents:

When to administer epinephrine autoinjector to your child

For Teens:

When to administer epinephrine autoinjector.

How to administer an epinephrine autoinjector