If your kid has an egg allergy, they are in good company. Egg allergy is one of the most common forms of child allergies. The good news is that most children grow out of their egg allergy by the time they hit the teen years.
Egg Allergy Signs:
Symptoms usually occur directly after eating eggs and may include:
- Skin rashes
- Runny nose, congestion
- Gastrointestinal problems (vomiting, nausea, etc.)
In isolated cases, an egg allergy can trigger severe anaphylaxis (shock, trouble breathing) and necessitate immediate emergency care.
Managing egg allergy:
The most common strategy for egg allergy is simply to avoid eating eggs. Depending on the nature of the food allergy, some people can still eat egg whites or egg yolks but others must avoid the whole egg. Avoiding eggs is difficult, especially for kids allergies, as they can be found in many foods including bread, pasta, pudding, mayonnaise, marshmallows, and even in unexpected food items like root beer.
In recent years, studies1 have shown allergy drops to be successful in helping patients develop immunity to various allergy-inducing food items. Allergy drops (also known as sublingual immunotherapy) are delivered under-the-tongue where they are absorbed into the bloodstream.
America’s Best Care Plus food serum contains nearly 60 food items (including eggs). America’s Best Care Plus can help you find a clinic in your area that specializes in sublingual immunotherapy for food allergies.