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Egg Allergy: Guide To Avoid Egg Allergies.

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Egg allergy refers to the allergy caused by eating eggs, usually after a few minutes to some hours of eating them.


In a study in the U.S., 68% people are reported to outgrow the egg allergy by the age of 16. [1]


- Egg allergy mostly affects infants and children, appearing in the age group of 6-15 months. Egg allergies are rare in adults.
- Risk factors for egg allergies include family history, young age of children, and atopic dermatitis, which is a skin reaction.


Symptoms


- Common symptoms of egg allergy include:
- Skin rashes.
- Inflammation.
- Runny nose.
- Stomach cramps.
- Vomiting.
- Hives.
- Diarrhea.
- Wheezing.
- Shortness of breath.
- It is rare that egg allergies cause Anaphylaxis. However, when it happens, urgent medical attention is to be administered. Symptoms of Anaphylaxis include:
- Severe abdominal pain.
- Swollen throat.
- Cramps.
- Difficulty in breathing.
- Dizziness.
- Loss of consciousness.
- Diagnosis is done by skin-prick test and blood test. Food challenge is also performed if other tests fail to diagnose.


Treatment


Treatment for egg allergy involves avoiding egg and egg products altogether, taking precautions and proper medication as recommended by doctors. Some of them are listed below:
- Self-care:
- Avoid eggs and products containing egg.
- Read labels carefully before buying food items.
- Educate your children about egg allergy.

Medications:
Treatment options for egg allergy involve:
- Antihistamines.
- Epinephrine (in case of Anaphylaxis).

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