How does an egg allergy affect the body?

Egg allergies affect the body physically, but usually not in a long-lasting way. Your skin may be red or develop hives, and your respiratory and digestive systems may also be aggravated. If you have a severe reaction, the body may experience airway constriction, quick pulse, and dizziness. All of these effects should be temporary with the proper treatment.

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