How do I prepare for an appointment to diagnose an egg allergy?

Advertisement
Advertisement

First, when you make the appointment, ask about any restrictions your doctor might need to impose. You might be asked to not eat certain foods, or to stop taking any medicines you've been using to treat your egg allergy. You should also be aware of symptoms you've been having, regardless of how related or unrelated they seem. Also, know what medications you are taking. Lastly, it can sometimes be difficult to think of questions on the spot when asked by your doctor, so write down any questions you have ahead of time so you remember.

Continue Learning about Egg Allergy

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.
More

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.