Food Challenges for Food Allergy

What is it?

When you’re enjoying a nice meal, the last thing you want is to have a negative reaction to the food. Eating a food you are allergic to can cause hives, swollen airways, or digestive issues. Don’t take the risk—take a food challenge test.

This test can be used to confirm an allergy you already suspect or help when blood tests or skin prick tests are inconclusive. Most food challenges are performed to show that someone has grown out of their allergy and should definitely be completed in the office of a board-certified allergist. You will be asked to eat the potential food allergen in small doses. An experienced doctor will look for signs of an allergic reaction for a short time following each dose. Although most of these reactions are mild, this type of allergy testing should only be performed with an allergist present in case of a more severe reaction.

Common Food Allergies

Approximately 90 percent of food allergies are caused by the following foods:

  •  Eggs
  •  Milk
  •  Soy
  •  Wheat
  •  Sesame
  •  Peanuts
  •  Tree nuts (like almonds and cashews)
  •  Fish (like tuna and halibut)
  •  Shellfish (like shrimp and lobster)

We Can Help

At Advanced Allergy & Asthma, we can uncover these food allergies and others with the food challenge test. If you want to know for sure which products to avoid, schedule an allergy test with us to prevent further discomfort.


We’d love to meet with you to address your allergy concerns.



Doctors Building, Suite 215
500 S. University Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205


Clinic Office: 501-420-1085
Fax: 501-420-1457


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