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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

Dr. John Chiu
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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

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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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What symptoms manifest with an egg allergy?

What symptoms manifest with an egg allergy?

Depends: Symptoms of food allergy (egg included) may include hives, cough, shortness of breath, eczema, wheezing, vomiting or diarrhea. ...Read more

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Could someone with an egg allergy eat baked egg?

Could someone with an egg allergy eat baked egg?

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

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What are some of the symptoms of an egg allergy?

What are some of the symptoms of an egg allergy?

Multiple symptoms: Symptoms of allergy to egg (or any food) may include rash/hives, eczema, shortness of breath, cough, throat discomfort, wheezing, vomiting or diarrhea, lip/tongue swelling, etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Egg allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Egg allergy?

Egg allergy: Egg allergy is an allergy to eggs. Symptoms may include rash, hives, swelling of lips, tongue and rest of face when eggs are ingested. ...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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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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My son has an egg allergy. Will my baking foods with eggs in it effect him?

Egg allergy: Yes! Eggs in food still need to be avoided as heat does not denaturize the egg molecule. ...Read more

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My four year olds egg allergy seems to be getting worse! What can cause this to happen?

My four year olds egg allergy seems to be getting worse! What can cause this to happen?

Can happen: While many children lose egg allergy over time some children will actually get worse. Best to see an allergic for advice. ...Read more

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What to feed a child with milk and egg allergy?

What to feed a child with milk and egg allergy?

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

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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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How can doctors tell if somebody has an egg allergy?

How can doctors tell if somebody has an egg allergy?

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

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Egg allergy but can eat yorkshire puddings, what to do?

Egg allergy but can eat yorkshire puddings, what to do?

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

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Milk and egg allergy! What foods can I eat that won't have them!?

Milk and egg allergy! What foods can I eat that won't have them!?

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

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Can egg allergy lead to death in case of babies below four months?

Can egg allergy lead to death in case of babies below four months?

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

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Is this an egg allergy or something else if itching with pancakes and eggs?

Is this an egg allergy or something else if itching with pancakes and eggs?

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

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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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How much time for egg allergy anaphylaxis to go away?

How much time for egg allergy anaphylaxis to go away?

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

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Can having an egg allergy cause itchiness all over the body?

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

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How safe is it to use applesauce as egg replacement for egg allergy?

Safe: If the only problem is an egg allergy, it should be perfectly safe to use applesauce as an egg substitute. ...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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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

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What are the currrent ideas on the MMR vaccine for egg allergy persons?

What are the currrent ideas on the MMR vaccine for egg allergy persons?

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

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Can my child get vaccines if she has an egg allergy?

Can my child get vaccines if she has an egg allergy?

Yes: Only mmr, chickenpox, and flu vaccines have any egg in them at all, and the amount is so tiny that even in highly egg allergic children, serious reactions are extremely rare. ...Read more

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I have a chicken egg allergy, can I eat turkey eggs?

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

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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

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Can someone with an egg allergy get a vaccine?

Can someone with an egg allergy get a vaccine?

Yes: Flu vaccine is produced in eggs. The last flu pandemics have taught us that the amount of egg protein in flu vaccines is negligible for most egg allergy patients; however desensitization or dose challenge is recommended for those with severe reactions as a precuationary measure. ...Read more

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Could someone with an egg allergy get the h1n1 vaccine?

Yes: Egg allergic individuals, with very few exceptions, can receive the flu vaccine. Protocols are published by the cdc and in jaci that address this issue and how to dose and administer the flu vaccine in this population. E. ...Read more

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Has anyone with a mild egg allergy had the flu shot?

Has anyone with a mild egg allergy had the flu shot?

Mild vs major: In patients with known severe reaction to eggs or chicken protein, the flu shot is not recommended. (injected or nasal) this includes those with hives, angioedema, allergic asthma or anaphylaxis. Those with minor local reactions to egg or feathers are not considered at risk. See aap/red book 28ed.2009. ...Read more

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I have a pcn, peanut, and egg allergy - would you recommend a medicAlert Bracelet.

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

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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?

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

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Should someone with an egg allergy get a TB skin test?

Should someone with an egg allergy get a TB skin test?

Depends: Egg allergy in an of itself is not a contraindication to get a TB test nor does it mean one should get a TB test. Tb testing is done to eval one for tb. ...Read more

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Why did the pharmacist ask me if I had an egg allergy before administering a flu shot?

Why did the pharmacist ask me if I had an egg allergy before administering a flu shot?

Flu vaccine: Flu vaccine contains egg substrate. Hence the pharmacist wants to know whether you are allergic to it. ...Read more

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Can my daughter have the MMR vaccine if she has an egg allergy? What are some good sources?

Yes: Severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) after a previous dose or to a vaccine component. Pregnancy. Known severe immunodeficiency (e.g., from hematologic and solid tumors, receipt of chemotherapy, congenital immunodeficiency, long-term immunosuppressive therapy; or patients with HIV infection who are severely immunocompromised).
Quick guide to contraindications at CDC web site. ...Read more

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My mother said that I have egg allergy. But yesterday I eat egg and my arms full of small bump. Did the allergy can appear again?

My mother said that I have egg allergy. But yesterday I eat egg and my arms full of small bump. Did the allergy can appear again?

Yes: I am not clear about your question. Are you saying the egg allergy was when you were younger? &you used to eat eggs as a? Teenager without a problem? But yesterday you had a reaction? If so, then yes that is possible. I suggest you take a picture of the rash&see allergist. They can do an easy scratch test (no needle) to help answer the question. For now, it is best to avoid eggs until you see dr. ...Read more

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Been sick with flu. No flushot b'c egg allergy. Now day 10 & still feel quite tired. ..pale white face. Yesterday rainbow prism in both eyes. See dr?

See doctor now: Flu symptoms usually do not last this long without any improvement and it's time for you to check with your doctor. By the way, egg allergy is no longer a reason not to get flu shots since studies have found no such issue. One of the complications in flu is pneumonia. ...Read more

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Egg Allergy (Definition)

Egg allergy is an allergy to eggs. Symptoms may include rash, hives, swelling of lips, tongue and rest of face ...Read more