Egg Allergy Symptoms

Types Of Egg Allergy Symptoms:  Learn Common Allergies and Symptoms Of A Food Allergy. 

How many ways can you cook eggs? How many rocks are there in the world? I like mine scrambled, fried, Deviled, hard and soft-boiled. Pretty much anything.

But for some people who are allergic to eggs, the symptoms can be lightly annoying to down-right lethal.

What Is A Food Allergy?

Egg allergy symptoms will normally manifest themselves physically when your immune system overreacts to the proteins in the egg, mainly the whites. Each person is different, therefore, symptoms can vary after exposure to eggs or foods that contain eggs.

Symptoms Of Egg Allergy

These can include but are not limited to:

  • Skin inflammation and/or hives, swelling 
  • Stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting
  • Feeling tired or lethargic
  • Irritability
  • Itchy or watery eyes
  • Red and/or swollen lips and/or face
  • Confusion
  • Headaches
  • Dizzy spells
  • Feeling light-headed or woozy 
  • Nasal congestion (runny nose and sneezing) 
  • Breathing trouble such as coughing and wheezing 
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Drop in blood pressure

In severe cases the victim can get Anaphylaxis shock which is very dangerous. It's a life-threatening emergency that requires immediate medical attention. Many times those that are susceptible to Anaphylaxis will carry epinephrine, sometimes called an EpiPen.

This gives the person a shot of adrenaline and offers enough time to get him to the emergency room. Anaphylaxis symptoms can include:

  • Difficulty in breathing. The victim may have a swollen throat or airway making it difficult to breathe.
  • Stomach pain
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Severe drop in blood pressure
  • Lightheaded 
  • Loss of consciousness

You need to talk with your doctor about any egg allergy symptoms you or your child have no matter how mild you may think the symptoms may be. The last episode may have not been too bad, but the next one can be much more serious, even deadly.

Your doctor may have evidence to suggest you or your child are at a high risk for a severe reaction and may prescribe an EpiPen for emergency Anaphylaxis situations. Some doctors suggest not giving children eggs until they are at least one year old. 

Egg Allergy Symptoms In Children

Egg allergies are the second most common form of child allergies, right behind milk and dairy. Many times it resolves itself by the time the child starts school. Childhood allergies normally manifest at an early age, usually between 5 and 17 months.

You'll know and recognize the physical signs such as red around the mouth, red or swollen lips, and hives around the mouth. Hives can also appear on the child's stomach and back. 

Egg Food Allergy Recipes

Children's allergies can really put a strain on your wallet and your time. I know all too well. I have 2 children with certain food allergies. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner can sometimes be a daunting task. How do I satisfy everyone's special needs and diet?

First is by researching and looking at all food labels. Most breads and pastas as well as cookies and pastries contain eggs. In a short while I'll be sharing some of my favorite "egg allergy recipes".

They are fairly simple to make and with a little planning and forethought, they can be inexpensive and quick. I'd personally stay away from egg replacers. You can make your own for less money with simple ingredients such as arrowroot flour, potato starch, and soy powder.

Do the research and get educated on your egg allergy symptoms. It will take some time but the rewards far outweigh the effort.

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