What foods should I avoid if I'm allergic to eggs?

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Paul M. Ehrlich, MD
Allergy & Immunology
Anyone on an egg-free diet due to an egg allergy must avoid foods that contain any of these ingredients:
  •   Albumin
  •   Egg white
  •   Egg yolk
  •   Dried egg
  •   Egg powder
  •   Egg solids
  •   Egg substitutes
  •   Eggnog
  •   Globulin
  •   Livetin
  •   Lysozyme (used in Europe)
  •   Mayonnaise
  •   Meringue
  •   Ovalbumin
  •   Ovomucin
  •   Ovomucoid
  •   Ovovitellin
  •   Simplesse
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