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Ask the allergist – November 2022

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Dr. Julia Upton
Dr. Julia Upton

Ask the allergist is a daily characteristic in our newsletters the place Canadian allergists reply your questions!

Dr. Julia Upton is on workers on the Hospital for Sick Youngsters within the Immunology and Allergy Division; and an Affiliate Professor within the Division of Paediatrics on the College of Toronto. She is the previous Part Chair of the Anaphylaxis and Meals Allergy Part of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Scientific Immunology. Dr. Upton can also be a member of our Healthcare Advisory Board.

Please observe: Dr. Upton is answering as a person allergist and her solutions don’t represent an official place of her affiliated organizations. Her responses are for informational functions solely and don’t represent particular medical recommendation, suggestions, analysis, or remedy. Please speak to your physician about any considerations or questions you will have concerning your personal well being or the well being of your youngster.

This month she solutions a query about oral meals challenges.


As soon as somebody passes an oral meals problem (OFC) for a selected meals, do they should hold that meals of their food regimen?

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Most often, OFCs are completed to rule out a meals allergy, when it’s thought that an individual will not be allergic or now not allergic to a meals. A profitable OFC to a serving sized quantity is the medically supervised introduction; the following step is to eat the meals usually.

The overall recommendation after a profitable OFC is to include the meals within the food regimen routinely and that is completed for a number of causes. An necessary cause is to make the small danger of the OFC price taking because of the good thing about increasing the food regimen. Another excuse is to scale back the prospect of the allergy returning.

Many allergists advise conserving one’s epinephrine auto-injector accessible till the individual is reliably and convincingly consuming the meals with out allergic response. 


To be taught extra

OFC webinar coverWebinar: Oral meals challenges: What they’re and how one can achieve perception into your meals allergy

Do you might have a meals allergy-related query you’d prefer to ask an allergist within the months to come back? In that case, ship it alongside to us at data@foodallergycanada.ca. Please observe: The allergists on this sequence reply questions on normal matters, please speak to your physician when you’ve got questions on your personal well being or the well being of your youngster.



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