The Food Challenge

Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
Wayne Shreffler, MD, PhD, Director, Food Allergy Center

Dr Shreffler examining a Food Challenge patient


What is the Food Challenge and why take it?

Overview of Food Challenge

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

About the Challenge

An overview of what the Food Challenge entails.

an overview of the food challenge

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

Life after the Challenge

how to move forward knowing the results

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

Ensuring your child’s safety

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

medical supervision

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

medications used if a reaction occurs

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

Epinephrine Autoinector

Epinephrine Autoinjector 101

The basics of when and how to use an epinephrine autoinjector for parents and for teen-agers.

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