Egg allergy is a type of food allergy. It is a hypersensitivity to dietary substances from the yolk or whites of eggs, causing an overreaction of the immune system which may lead to severe physical symptoms for millions of people around the world.
Symptoms: Egg allergy symptoms can include: Skin inflammation or hives ? the most common egg allergy reaction. Nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing (allergic rhinitis) Digestive symptoms, such as cramps, nausea and vomiting. Asthma signs and symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, chest tightness or shortness of breath.
Diagnosis: Diagnosis is generally made through a combination of skin prick testing or blood testing and detailed records of all foods and drink the person regularly ingests.
Treament: There is currently no cure for egg allergy. Most people who are allergic to eggs avoid eating any form of egg or egg component. For people with more serious allergic reactions to eggs, such as urticaria (hives), inflammation, and/or anaphylaxis, doctors suggest carrying an EpiPen for use in emergency.