Eggs are a staple in diets around the world. They’re also in lots of processed foods, from pancakes to pasta. Avoiding eggs can be tricky and you must if you’re allergic to them. The most common symptom of egg allergy is usually skin inflammation or hives. But it can cause anaphylaxis.
This is a severe allergic reaction that affects your whole body and can be life-threatening. An allergen is a substance that triggers allergy. Of the major food allergens, egg is one of the most common causes of anaphylaxis in children. This is an emergency at any age and you should always get medical attention immediately.
Read on to learn about the typical egg allergy symptoms. We’ll look at how to get a precise diagnosis; chicken, duck, turkey, goose and quail eggs can all cause allergic reactions. We’ll also look at ways to manage egg allergy symptoms, yours or your child’s, from avoidance strategies to the different treatment options.