What foods should my child with an egg allergy avoid?

The following is a list of some egg-containing foods that should be avoided if your child has an egg allergy:

Bread, cereal, rice, pasta:
  • Batter-fried foods
  • Commercial breads, rolls with egg products added
  • Crackers and chips with egg protein added
  • Crusts glazed with eggs
  • Doughnuts
  • Egg noodles
  • French toast
  • Fritters
  • Macaroni salad
  • Muffins made with egg
  • Rice prepared with egg protein
  • Zwieback soda crackers/pretzels
  • Caesar salad (or other salads prepared with mayonnaise)
  • Duchess potatoes
  • Potato pancakes
  • Potato salad
  • Scalloped corn
  • Sweet potato puffs
Fruit and fruit juices:
  • All baby fruits prepared with egg protein
  • Canned or frozen fruit with egg protein
Milk and dairy products:
  • Dairy products with egg protein
  • Eggnog, Ovaltine
Meat, poultry and fish:
  • Baby food meats prepared with egg protein
  • Batter-fried meats
  • Meatballs, meat loaf, croquettes
  • Some sausage
  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Baby food with pasta
  • Ranch dressing
  • Mayonnaise

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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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