What ingredients should I look for to avoid eggs?

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The following ingredients usually signify that egg protein is contained within the product: albumin, globulin, lecithin, livetin, lysozyme, simplesse, and vitellin. These are important because the proteins in eggs are what people with egg allergies are actually reacting to. In addition, avoid ingredients that start with the prefixes "ova" or "ovo," such as ovoglobulin. Don't just rely on labels that say "egg free," as these products may still contain the egg proteins.

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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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