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How is an egg allergy diagnosed?

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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