How does an egg allergy affect the body?

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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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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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