Get ready for your next appointment at Northeast Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Here is everything you need to know to prepare for your Food Challenge Appointment.
Bring the suspect food with you to the office for testing so that we may conduct the challenge under medical supervision. We do not recommend conducting a food challenge at home unless specifically instructed to do so by one of our physicians or nurse practitioners.
Before your appointment
Stop all antihistamines one week before your appointment.
Click here for a list of all medications that need to be stopped!
- Antihistamines and decongestants can interfere with testing by blocking the allergic response. In order for us to give you accurate test results, please stop all prescription and over the counter antihistamines and decongestants prior to your appointment.
- Review Food Challenge Parent Info
- Allow at least 2 hours for this appointment to complete the testing.
- Plan to bring the food to be challenged in an unopened box or container. If you are testing a baked egg or baked milk recipe, please follow one of the recipes below, and bring the result into the office with you.