What are possible symptoms of an egg allergy in children?

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Symptoms of an egg allergy in children include:
  • Skin: hives, eczema (looks like a red rash), flushing, or swelling
  • Digestive system: belly pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or itching around the mouth
  • Respiratory system: runny nose, wheezing, or difficulty breathing
  • Cardiovascular system: rapid heartbeat, low blood pressure, or heart problems

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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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