Whole Egg Challenge

Whole Egg FOOD CHALLENGE APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES -

  • Be sure your child does not eat anything for 1 hour prior to the appointment.  Fluids are allowed.
  • Be prepared to stay for 2.5-3 hours.
  • Please be sure your child is off ALL antihistamines for a minimum of 72 hours (optimally, 1 week) before the food challenge visit.
  • Bring your epinephrine autoinjector (EpiPen/Auvi-q/Adrenaclick).
  • If your child is sick with fever or respiratory symptoms, or is having an eczema, allergy, or asthma flare, call our office (434-982-3654) before coming for your appointment.
  • Please call our office (434-982-3654) A MINIMUM OF 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE of your food challenge appointment if you are unable to keep the appointment.
  • Please read the specific food challenge instructions below. 

Whole Egg Challenge:

  1. Bring 2 hard-boiled or 2 scrambled eggs (1 for you, 1 for your child).  Milk can be added to the scrambled egg mixture if your child is not allergic to milk.  In case your child prefers something      sweet, also bring 2-3 slices of French toast (made with 2 eggs). 
  2. Please cook thoroughly!  There should be no uncooked egg. 
  3. Bring your own syrup and/or powdered sugar and your child’s fork.