Egg allergy is an allergic reaction that occurs when egg is consumed. The reaction of egg allergy is different in different people. Common symptoms are:
• Skin inflammation or hives
• Nasal congestion, sneezing or runny nose
• Digestive symptoms, cramps, nausea and vomiting
• Asthma, coughing and wheezing
HOW IS EGG ALLERGY DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of the condition is done by the general physician or a dermatologist who will use a skin prick tests as well as a blood test to find if a raised bump appears following the prick which will reveal undigested and excess protein. Food tracking and an elimination diet may also be used for diagnosis.
HOW IS EGG ALLERGY TREATED?
Treatment of egg allergies is basically focussed on prevention in the long run. If you have an egg allergy, you should avoid eggs and products that contain eggs like cakes, pastries, pasta, etc. Along with this, medications like anti-allergens are provided by the general physician. Some people may react to raw egg but not the cooked form.
DID YOU KNOW?
Severe egg allergy leads to a life threatening emergency called anaphylaxis