What do I need to know about caring for someone with an egg allergy?

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When caring for someone with an egg allergy, it's most important to be aware of what you're feeding them, giving them to drink, and letting them handle to ensure that everything is egg-free. Familiarize yourself with products that contain egg proteins, including surprising ones such as shampoo, cosmetics and finger paints. Also avoid ingredients that start with "ova" or "ovo," which are usually attached to egg proteins.

If you are caring for someone with a severe egg allergy, be sure you have an epinephrine syringe and that you know how and where to inject it.

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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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