Instructions for introducing baked egg at home – after the physician-supervised OFC (oral food challenge) and when approved by your doctor.
When your child has passed the baked egg challenge, he or she will be able to eat extensively baked products with egg as an ingredient. Should your child develop an allergic reaction to the food that contains baked eggs, please record the offending food, amount eaten, preparation technique and symptoms. Please contact our office at your earliest convenience to review the reaction.
Your child may now eat the following:
- Store-bought baked products with egg/egg ingredients listed as the third ingredient or further down the list of ingredients.
- Home-baked products that have no more than one third of a baked egg per serving. For example, a recipe that has 2 eggs/batch of a recipe that yields 6 servings.
- Remember to check store-bought products and ingredients on the basis of your child’s food allergies to avoid a reaction to other allergens.
- All baked products must be baked throughout and not wet or soggy in the middle.
Your child should continue to avoid unbaked egg and egg-based foods such as the following:
- Baked products with egg listed as the first or second ingredient.
- Caesar salad dressing.
- Eggs in any form, such as hard boiled, soft boiled, scrambled or poached.
- Egg noodles.
- French toast and pancakes.
- Homemade waffles.
- Frosting containing egg.
- Ice cream.