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What can be used for anesthesia when a patient has an egg allergy?

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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Maybe propofol

Egg allergy is usually to the Albumin (protein) of the egg.
Propofol contains the lecithin so it is actually probably still safe to use. However, many anesthesiologists will use an alternative like etomidate just in case. However with drug shortages, etomidate or other drugs may not be available.

In brief: Maybe propofol

Egg allergy is usually to the Albumin (protein) of the egg.
Propofol contains the lecithin so it is actually probably still safe to use. However, many anesthesiologists will use an alternative like etomidate just in case. However with drug shortages, etomidate or other drugs may not be available.
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Most if not all

There is a theoretical concern that one of the preparations of proposal can interact with the patient's that have an egg allergy.
The presence of this medication can be quickly checked by your anesthesiologist, and if needed can be substituted for by another induction agent.

In brief: Most if not all

There is a theoretical concern that one of the preparations of proposal can interact with the patient's that have an egg allergy.
The presence of this medication can be quickly checked by your anesthesiologist, and if needed can be substituted for by another induction agent.
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: Not propofol.

The only anesthetic i'm aware of that is contraindicated in patients with egg allergies is propofol; and that's only when the allergic reaction is anaphylactic shock.
If you just get a tummy-ache when you eat eggs, even Propofol would be acceptable, although many anesthesiologists still wouldn't chance it.

In brief: Not propofol.

The only anesthetic i'm aware of that is contraindicated in patients with egg allergies is propofol; and that's only when the allergic reaction is anaphylactic shock.
If you just get a tummy-ache when you eat eggs, even Propofol would be acceptable, although many anesthesiologists still wouldn't chance it.
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