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My Baked Good with Egg Challenge

  • Please review suggested recipe and prepare for upcoming office challenge appointment.

  • You may choose another recipe if desired with similar proportions and baking instructions.

  • Challenge dose is usually one muffin.  Bring two or more for back-up.

  • Do not include ingredients of any of patient’s known food allergens other than food being tested.

  • Recipe (6 muffins)

    • Dry ingredients:

      • 1 cup flour

      • 1/4 teaspoon salt

      • 1 teaspoon baking powder

      • 1/2 cup sugar

      • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

    • Wet ingredients

      • 2 tablespoons milk (if avoiding cow milk, ok to substitute soy milk, Ripple milk, rice milk, almond milk, etc.)
      • 2 eggs

      • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil

      • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

      • 1 cup mashed ripe banana or applesauce

    • Instructions

      • Preheat oven to 350°F.

      • Line muffin pan with six muffin or cupcake liners.

      • Blend dry ingredients.

      • In separate mixing bowl, mix liquid ingredients.

      • Combine wet and dry ingredients.  Stir or whisk until combined, ok to leave some lumps.

      • Divide batter among six muffin cups.  If desired, sprinkle with sparkling white sugar.

      • Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until golden brown and firm to touch. 




Can we have a Food Challenge if the patient is sick?

If the patient has a fever, flu-like symptoms, cough, wheeze, hives, worsened eczema, widespread rash, throat symptoms, vomiting, or other significant illness symptoms, the procedure will most likely not be done.  Please contact the office to discuss symptoms and reschedule the challenge if needed.  You may also keep the appointment to have a full illness assessment and to determine if the food challenge should be cancelled.


Food Challenge guidelines and what to expect

  • Please stop using antihistamines beginning 3 days prior to appointment. There is no need to stop asthma medications or nasal steroid sprays. Please call the office if you are unsure what medications to stop.

  • No food should be given to the patient 2 hours before arriving for challenge. Clear liquids are okay.

  • Please be prepared for the challenge appointment to last 2 to 4 hours.

  • The patient will be given small, increasing doses of the product every 15 minutes until a full serving size has been ingested. We will watch closely for any signs of a reaction, and vital signs will be taken before each dose and for an observation period after the last dose.


What are the risks of having a Food Challenge?

An allergic reaction may happen. The reaction may be similar to the patient’s first reaction or it could include new symptoms. Symptoms may include hives, swelling, shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, vomiting, or diarrhea.


What happens if patient has a reaction?

The practitioner will examine the patient, and depending on symptoms, medications may be given such as antihistamine, anti-inflammatory steroid, or an epinephrine injection in the thigh. The patient will stay extra time for observation until stable to leave the office.


Expectations after passed challenge

  • Patient will be cleared to eat food item 24 hours after challenge is completed.

  • The food should be included in patient’s diet at least once a week or as directed by practitioner.

  • Follow up with your practitioner with any other questions or concerns.

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