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Dr. Eli Silver
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Egg Allergy (Overview)

Any food can cause an allergic reaction, but a few foods are the main culprits. In children, the most common food allergies are to: * Eggs * Milk * Peanuts * Shellfish (shrimp, crab, lobster) * Soy * Tree nuts * Wheat


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Would a baby die of egg allergy if it took a uncooked egg?

Would a baby die of egg allergy if it took a uncooked egg?

No raw eggs: Eating uncooked eggs is a bad idea for young children for several reasons. There is a risk of infection from bactera on the egg. Also egg should always be introduced into a diet in it's cooked form since the allergens denature (break down) when cooked. ...Read more

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Dr. Eli Silver
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Egg Allergy (Overview)

Any food can cause an allergic reaction, but a few foods are the main culprits. In children, the most common food allergies are to: * Eggs * Milk * Peanuts * Shellfish (shrimp, crab, lobster) * Soy * Tree nuts * Wheat


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What symptoms with an egg allergy?

What symptoms with an egg allergy?

Very variable...: Eggs are one of the most common allergy-causing foods in children. Symptoms can occur minutes to a few hours after eating eggs or foods containing eggs. Signs and symptoms range from mild to severe skin rashes, hives, nasal inflammation, and vomiting or other digestive problems. Rarely, egg allergy can cause anaphylaxis — a life-threatening reaction. ...Read more

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What are common signs of an egg allergy?

What are common signs of an egg allergy?

Egg allergy: Egg allergy can lead to a worsening of eczema, it can result in hives or swelling (angioedema) of the face, mouth or entire body. Symptoms can include vomiting and diarrhea. Egg anaphylaxis (severe reaction) is less common, but more serious. Egg allergy is more common in children than adults and the triggering protein is usually in the egg white vs the yolk. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed an egg allergy. Is it still okay to eat chicken?

I have been diagnosed an egg allergy. Is it still okay to eat chicken?

Different allergens: If you have already consumed chicken and tolerated it, then you should be able to continue eating it. Chicken and egg allergy are different proteins and most patients with egg allergy do not have chicken allergy. However, anyone can be allergic to or develop an allergy to any food so the best way to know is based on how you've tolerated it in the past. An allergist can help in the evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes an egg allergy to appear in a healthy male?

What causes an egg allergy to appear in a healthy male?

No one knows: No ones the exact causes of allergies yet and why some get certain ones and others don't. ...Read more

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What is egg allergy and can it be gotten rid of?

What is egg allergy and can it be gotten rid of?

It can resolve: Egg allergy is due to allergic antibody (ige) to egg protein, usually egg white. One bite of egg can cause itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, flushing/hives, low bp. Infants usually outgrow egg allergy by 6 but in adults it tends to be long lasting. New blood tests can determine to which part of the protein you react and likelihood of outgrowing the allergy. ...Read more

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Is there anything that I can do to gain weight with an extremely high metabolism while avoiding an egg allergy?

Is there anything that I can do to gain weight with an extremely high metabolism while avoiding an egg allergy?

Sure there is: Eat more healthy calories from non-egg foods to gain weight. Choose snacks and meals with protein and "good" fats and oils. Avoid excess amounts of simple starches and sugars. To increase muscle mass, one has to work out against resistance (with weights). This exercise will increase daily calorie needs, so one must eat more of the healthy, balanced diet he should already be on. ...Read more

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What symptoms with an egg allergy?

Very variable...: Eggs are one of the most common allergy-causing foods in children. Symptoms can occur minutes to a few hours after eating eggs or foods containing eggs. Signs and symptoms range from mild to severe skin rashes, hives, nasal inflammation, and vomiting or other digestive problems. Rarely, egg allergy can cause anaphylaxis — a life-threatening reaction. ...Read more

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What is symptom for sever egg Allergy?

Hives, swelling, etc: Symptoms of food allergy are the same regardless of the food - immediate (anaphylactic) hives around the mouth, 2 hours later all over. Swollen lips, tongue, face, eyelids. Expect nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, choking, coughing, difficulty breathing, sense of doom, lightheadedness, loss of consciousness. When not life-threatening as above, chronic exposure may exacerbate eczema. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more