6 Symptoms of Egg Allergies

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4% of children are affected by food allergies.

According to the Mayo Clinic, one of the most common reaction-causing foods is eggs. If your child has a food allergy, it’s important to be aware of it because even a small amount of the food that your child is allergic to could cause an allergic reaction. 

For this reason, parents should always be aware of the symptoms of an allergic reaction, so they can recognize and respond to one immediately. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include:

  • hives, redness, or swelling on the skin;
  • itching or tingling in the throat and mouth;
  • diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, or vomiting;
  • tightness in the throat;
  • difficulty breathing; and
  • runny nose.

Whether or not your child’s reaction to eggs is severe, you should speak to your doctor if there is any sign of the symptoms listed above. Diagnosing an allergy could prevent future reactions. Additionally, you should seek emergency treatment if your child experiences:

  • swelling of the throat or airways;
  • severe drop in blood pressure;
  • rapid pulse; or
  • dizziness or loss of consciousness.

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An egg allergy could be apparent from infancy, or it may not manifest itself until later in childhood (or even adulthood!), according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Studies show that most about 70% of children grow out of their egg allergy by the time they turn 16.

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6 Symptoms of Egg Allergies

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3 comments

  1. LIZ says:

    Important to know about this

  2. mommy nhoj says:

    I hope my daughter won’t develop allergies tomegg in the future. She loves to eggs and doing good so far

  3. Nat says:

    I have an egg allergy and it is really hard to avoid eggs they are in everything and i suspect my youngest daughter has one too!

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