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A 34-year-old female asked:

Hi, is there a medicine for allergies in eating chicken and eggs? i get skin rashes which are very itchy everytime i eat. thank you.

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 46 years experience
Avoidance.: The way to avoid allergic reactions is to avoid eating chicken and eggs. An antihistamine such as Allegra or Claritin (loratadine) might blunt the reaction somewhat, if you take it before eating the offending food, but it won't work as well as not eating the food in the first place.
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
Avoidance: Currently the best treatment for food allergies is identification of the food and complete avoidance. Taking medications in an effort to eat the food is not a good idea. An allergist can confirm chicken/egg allergy.
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Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu commented
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 21 years experience
there is desensitivization therapy for people with very severe allergies, but in general, avoiding allergens is the best practice. it is difficult to know if repeated exposures to the same allergens may eventually provoke a more serious reaction, such as anaphylaxis which may be deadly.
Mar 26, 2013
Last updated Jun 24, 2014


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