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Egg Allergy Rash Picture
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.
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
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.
Depends: Some patients will only react to scrambled eggs while tolerating eggs in baked goods. When the egg allergen is baked, it changes the nature of the allergen. Some children with egg allergy need to avoid all egg products. There is a blood test to help determine which kids may tolerate baked eggs but history and an in office food challenge by an allergy office is the best way to evaluate this.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
Don't recommend: I would not want you to learn the hard way that you are allergic to turkey eggs as well. If you want to know see an allergist and be tested.
My toddler was recently prescribed an epi pen jr for an egg allergy. It came with 2 pens. Should I carry both of them or only one?
Carry one.: It's very rare to need more than one, and for a toddler, one is a big dose. Make sure they gave you the "junior" size. And if you don't already have one, make a list of the symptoms that should make you think about using it - usually difficult/noisy breathing, swelling of tongue or throat, difficulty talking, wheezing, or persistent cough, but ask your doctor for any others. Carry that list too.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
No one knows: No ones the exact causes of allergies yet and why some get certain ones and others don't.
Blood or skin test: A serum blood test or a skin test may detect the presence of allergic antibodies against eggs. That alone, however, is not enough to diagnose egg allergy. Sometimes, a person may harbor the anti-egg antibodies and still enjoy eggs without a problem. The next step would be to correlate your symptoms upon egg exposure with the results of the allergy testing to arrive at the correct conclusion.See 2 more doctor answers
See an allergist: Many people with food allergies, especially egg, can tolerate it when it is cooked. This is because the cooking process denatures the proteins in the food. However, it is important to take food allergies very seriously and to be followed by an allergist. Also, make sure you have epinephrine products with you in case you ever have a severe food allergic reaction.
Read lables: Food allergies vary from mild to life threatening. Most fall into the mild category with many vague effects on digestion or health. Specific food intolerance are best managed by educating yourself on what foods you should avoid. Processed foods may contain items you want to avoid, but the labels will list the contents. Various websites have lists you can download.
Sure: It could be. But also look for other potential foods like wheat and milk. Another thing to consider is that it may not even be related to foods.See 1 more doctor answer
Varies: It can vary considerably according to the symptoms, how much was ingested and how it was treated. Anyone having acute symptoms should go to the ER. Anyone with a history of anaphylaxis should be evaluated preferably by an allergist.
If You Eat Eggs: Egg allergy can cause itching all over the body if you eat eggs of food with eggs in it. If you are avoiding eggs and egg containing foods then your itching is from another cause. Common causes of itching include dry skin, eczema (but you would have a rash), sometimes liver disease. If you are strictly avoiding eggs and the itching is not improving see your doctor for help.