Does an egg allergy run in families?

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An egg allergy is not necessarily inherited, but family members can play a role in allergy development. If your parents have an allergy, you are more likely to have allergies. It doesn't matter whether the allergy is to eggs, another food, or something else entirely, such as hay fever. Any allergies, in one or both parents, increase the risk for the child to develop allergies.

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Egg Allergy

Egg Allergy

Allergies to eggs and egg whites are more common in children than adults, causing rashes, hives, inflamed nasal passages, vomiting and even anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction. Many children outgrow this allergy. Over-the-cou...

nter antihistamine medications can help relieve mild allergy symptoms, but avoiding eggs and food containing egg and egg products is the only way to stay safe. Read all product ingredient labels, and be careful even of egg substitutes, which can contain egg whites.
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