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Allergy Challenge - Information for parents and carers of children with allergies
An allergy challenge is when we give your child a food or medication to determine if they are allergic to it. This is done under close medical supervision in a safe hospital setting. Allergy challenges help us understand:
- If your child has been allergic to the food in the past, the challenge will tell us whether they have outgrown their allergy.
- If it is uncertain whether your child is allergic to a food or if they have never eaten the food in question, the challenge will provide clarity.