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Egg Allergy Rash Picture
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
No one knows: No ones the exact causes of allergies yet and why some get certain ones and others don't. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Safe: If the only problem is an egg allergy, it should be perfectly safe to use applesauce as an egg substitute. ...Read more
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
My girlfriend wants me to use mayonnaise as lubricant, but I have egg allergy. What do you advise?
Interesting question: I don't want to misinterpret your question, but there are many good lubricants now available over the counter in the drug store which don't contain food products. Then you don't have to be concerned. ...Read more
Depends: If you have a real reaction to any or all of these I would certainly invest in one. I've heard of one person that had the items tattooed on their wrist to be sure it was easily found. If your "allergy" was based on a blood test saying you had some IgG antibodies, I am leary about the label. Some newer labs freely test you for any issue without a doctors input, the label should be confirmed by an MD ...Read more
I have had to go to the hospital 6 times for, and a new peanut/egg allergy. My skins been super sensitive, is this why to?
Be careful: Going 6 times to the hospital for a reaction isn't something to be taken lightly, you need to keep an epinephrine injection or pen, and antihistaminic handy, if you aren't already, avoid triggers, peanuts are present in many sweets, unfortunately, please visit an allergist/immunologist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org fir an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
See below: Severe reaction to egg (anaphylaxis) is not a contraindication for MMR vaccination. Mmr can be given safely by utilizing desensitization technique, small diluted dose first with gradual increased dose in multiple shots. Skin test before vaccination is unreliable and is not recommended. Observation for 90 minutes is also suggested. ...Read more
You may or may not: Cross react.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many options: Fruits, veggies and grains of course. Protein foods- he/she may eat meats. Their is no reason to not eat meats with egg/milk allergy. Can also try soy products such as soy milk and tofu. Also almonds and almond milk. Walnuts and beans are good protein sources. How was the egg/milk allergy diagnosis made? How severe is the allergy? Did u c an allergist? If so ask them about eating peanuts. ...Read more
Food anaphylaxis: Extreme food allergy, anaphylaxis, can be life threatening at any age, although fatal anaphylaxis in a four month old would be unusual. 4 months of age does seem young to be eating eggs. If you are concerned about a food allergy avoid it and see a board certified allergist for evaluation. ...Read more