How is an egg allergy diagnosed?

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Egg allergies can sometimes be diagnosed through an analysis of symptoms and history, though an actual test may be used to confirm an opinion. If you suspect an egg allergy, keep a careful record of foods you've eaten, symptoms and reactions you've experienced, and any treatments you've had. Your doctor may also perform a skin test, in which the skin is pricked with a bit of the egg protein to see if a reaction occurs. In other cases, your physician may take a blood sample to perform a blood test, which checks levels of egg protein-fighting antibodies.

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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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