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Egg Allergy Symptoms & Treatment

Allergies are triggered when our immune system mistakenly attacks a harmless substance, such as protein in the food. In some cases the such allergic reactions are mild, occasionally, they can be severe.

In case of eggs, proteins in the egg white are more likely to cause an allergic reaction as compared to those in the yolk. Although, some people can be allergic to both.

Egg Allergy Symptoms

Skin symptoms: Hives, flare up of eczema, swelling of eyes, lips, or mouth (angioedema)

Respiratory symptoms: sneezing, runny nose, nasal blockage, wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, or throat tightness

Gastrointestinal symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps or bloody stools in infants

Cardiovascular symptoms: manifest by pale skin, faintness/dizziness, rapid heart rate, drop in blood pressure.

Life threatening anaphylaxis reaction Symptoms: loss of consciousness, cessation of breathing or a stopped heart.

What is Egg Allergy?

An egg allergy is caused by the immune system overreacting to the egg.

An adverse reaction to a food, not caused by the immune system, is called food intolerance. Some patients develop stomach acidity or reflux after consuming certain foods like eggs. These are symptoms of food intolerance and not food allergy.

Egg Allergy Treatment

Egg allergy is managed by strict avoidance of eggs and keeping injectable epinephrine and antihistamine available on hand for accidental exposure.

Avoid all foods that contain egg, and please see a board certified allergist or immunologist as soon as possible.

FAQs for Egg Allergy

Q: How prevalent is egg allergy?
Nearly 2% of young children are allergic to egg.

Q: Can babies outgrow egg allergy?
66% of egg allergic children become tolerant to eggs by 5 years old.

Q: How soon after ingestion, do the symptoms occur?
Symptoms usually appear 30 minutes to 2 hours after the ingestion of food.

Q: Is it ok to eat cookies or cake containing egg if you have an egg allergy?
Some patients with egg allergy can tolerate small amounts of egg proteins in cooked or baked form.

Q: Is nursing safe for infants with egg allergy?
Food allergens ingested by the mother can be secreted in the breast milk. Nursing is safe if the mother avoids eggs.

Q: When can egg be reintroduced?
Since children outgrow their egg allergy at different ages, this has to be assessed by the allergist based on the test results and the history of accidental ingestion.

Q: How is a vaccine containing eggs administered in egg allergic patients?
Influenza and yellow fever vaccines both contain egg proteins. Consulting an allergist before receiving either vaccine is highly recommended. A skin test that determines patient’s response to the vaccine may be needed prior to administration.

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