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.
AllergyEasy food serum contains nearly 60 food items (including eggs). AllergyEasy can help you find a clinic in your area that specializes in sublingual immunotherapy for food allergies.
1 See Research Studies (to read more medical literature about sublingual immunotherapy and food allergies).
About The Author
Stuart H. Agren, M.D.
Stuart H. Agren, M.D. completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah and went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1974. He completed additional training at L.D.S. Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah and then established his private medical practice starting in 1975. Dr. Agren completed a mini-residency in Industrial Medicine at the Robert Johnson School of Medicine at Rutgers University and also completed training to become a certified Medical Review Officer.
Dr. Agren was the Medical Director at TRW and McDonnell Douglas in Mesa, Arizona and at Stauffer Chemical and Kennecott Copper in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University.
In his private medical practice, Dr. Agren specialized in family practice and allergy. In his work as a private practice allergist, he was one of the first doctors in the country to prescribe sublingual immunotherapy to his patients as an alternative to subcutaneous immunotherapy (allergy shots). He has also been a trailblazer in the field of food allergy treatment and research, developing a program to treat multiple food allergies simultaneously using sublingual immunotherapy. Dr. Agren has been featured on local CBS, NBC, and ABC news affiliates and won the peer-nominated “Top Doc” award from Phoenix Magazine.
After 20 years in private practice, Dr. Agren became the Founder and President of AllergyEasy, which helps primary care physicians around the country offer allergy testing and sublingual immunotherapy treatment to their patients. Over 200 physicians in over 32 states use the AllergyEasy program to help their patients overcome environmental and food allergies and asthma.