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what is a good egg substitute if you are allergic to eggs? what's in the grocery store egg substitutes?

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Dr. John Overholt
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Be careful: Egg substitutes like egg beaters are made from eggs and will contain egg proteins that could precipitate an allergic reaction. There are vegan egg substitutes that are ok for baking but not much else.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Explain the condition called being allergic to eggs.?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Common problem: ...And increasing in prevalence, and egg allergy is among the more common. The immune system can recognize the egg protein as foreign and result in an acute, sometimes severe, allergic reactions. These can be life threatening to the allergic individual. People with food allergies should always carry an Epinephrine injector. Egg allergies often go away, unlike nut allergies which are also common.
A 39-year-old member asked:

So i'm allergic to eggs. But not when they're cooked into something. Why is that?

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Dr. Li-Min Hwang
Obstetrics and Gynecology 45 years experience
Molecular change: Heat changes the molecular structures of the antigenic protein.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you get flu like symptoms from being allergic to eggs?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No : Flu like symptoms would include fever, chills, body aches and upper respiratory symptoms. These are not typical symptoms of food allergy.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Could I be allergic to eggs and meat, too? How do I get checked against all different kinds of meats?

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Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 22 years experience
Allergy test: Make an appointment to be allergy tested for specific triggers.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the usual symptoms of being allergic to eggs, if you eat an egg?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
See below: The symptoms of food allergy can include: itichiness, hives, lip/tongue/throat swelling, trouble breathing, belly pain, nausea, vomiting and rarely death.

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