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About Egg Allergies
Rarely, egg allergy can cause Anaphylaxis — a life-threatening reaction.
Egg allergy can occur as early as infancy. Most children, but not all, outgrow their egg allergy before adolescence.
Egg allergy reactions vary from person to person and usually occur soon after exposure to egg. Egg allergy symptoms can include:
- Skin inflammation or hives — the most common egg allergy reaction
Nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing (allergic rhinitis)
Digestive symptoms, such as cramps, nausea and vomiting
Asthma signs and symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, chest tightness or shortness of breath
A severe allergic reaction can lead to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening emergency that requires an immediate epinephrine (adrenaline) shot and a trip to the emergency room. Anaphylaxis signs and symptoms include:
Constriction of airways, including a swollen throat or a lump in your throat that makes it difficult to breathe
Abdominal pain and cramping
Shock, with a severe drop in blood pressure felt as dizziness, lightheadedness or loss of consciousness
Discuss with your doctor any reaction — no matter how mild — you or your child has to eggs. The severity of egg allergy reactions can vary each time one occurs, so even if a past reaction was mild, the next one could be more serious.
By Mayo Clinic Staff
Here are some things you can do to avoid an allergic reaction, and to keep it from getting worse if one does occur.
Read food labels carefully. Some people react to foods with only trace amounts of egg.
Be cautious when eating out. Your server or even the cook may not be completely certain about whether a food contains egg proteins.
Wear an allergy bracelet or necklace. This can be especially important if you or your child has a severe reaction and can’t tell caregivers or others what’s going on.
Let your child’s caregivers know about an egg allergy. Talk to your child’s babysitters, teachers, relatives or other caregivers about the egg allergy so that they don’t accidently give your child egg-containing products. Make sure they understand what to do in an emergency.
If you’re breast-feeding, avoid eggs. If your child has an egg allergy, he or she may react to proteins passed through your milk.
Hidden sources of egg products
Unfortunately, even if a food is labeled egg-free it may still contain some egg proteins. When in doubt, contact the manufacturer.
Foods that contain eggs can include:
Processed meat, meatloaf and meatballs
Puddings and custards
Foam on alcoholic, specialty coffees
Several terms indicate that egg products have been used in manufacturing processed foods, including:
Words starting with “ova” or “ovo,” such as ovalbumin or ovoglobulin
Another potential source of exposure is cross-contamination in home-prepared dishes or meals, especially when you’re eating in other people’s homes where they may not be aware of the risk.
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