The reaction caused by an egg allergy can be serious, but it is not always. Some people have a mild reaction that results in hives, asthma, or other respiratory and digestive issues. Others, however, can develop a serious egg allergy reaction called anaphylaxis. If that happens, airways can become blocked, which prevents breathing. Someone in anaphylaxis can also go into shock or lose consciousness. These serious reactions require immediate treatment with an epinephrine syringe and a trip to the emergency room.
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Like any food allergy, egg allergy has the potential to trigger a life-threatening allergic reaction in affected individuals. Egg allergy can cause a range of symptoms that can affect the skin, gut, airways, and/or heart. Allergic reactions are unpredictable in severity; therefore, it is important to be prepared at all times with emergency medication (epinephrine autoinjector and antihistamine) and emergency action plan.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.