Can an egg allergy be prevented?

The development of an egg allergy cannot be prevented, but you can concentrate on avoiding future reactions. Since you know that your allergy is an egg allergy, concentrate on avoiding eggs in your foods, drinks, and products that you handle. Educate yourself on what to look for on labels to avoid eggs, such as albumin, globulin, and anything starting with "ova" or "ovo." Ask your allergist about non-edible products that you might not suspect contain eggs, such as flu vaccines, shampoo, cosmetics, and finger paints.

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