What are the treatment options for an egg allergy?

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The best natural treatment for an egg allergy is to avoid eggs. If eggs cannot be avoided, there are some alternative treatments for food allergies, including herbal remedies, acupuncture and special diets. These treatments, however, have not been widely studied in the scientific community.

Antihistamines manage egg allergy symptoms by blocking histamine's effects. Epinephrine, meanwhile, is injected adrenaline that assists in reducing your body's reaction to the allergen. It's worth noting that these medications do not treat the actual allergies themselves—rather, they help treat the allergy symptoms.

Another treatment option, oral immunotherapy—where a person slowly builds a tolerance to their food allergy by increasing exposure—has been shown to reduce allergic reactions to eggs. In a recent study by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, experts found that slow, measured exposure to eggs may lead to a lasting tolerance. However, this process should not be tried without a doctor's recommendation. If you cannot try oral immunotherapy, know that most children outgrow their egg allergy by the age of 5.

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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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