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What do you need to know about egg allergy?

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After cow’s milk, hen’s egg allergy is the second most common food allergy in infants and young children. Eggs are in so many foods. When you or your children are allergic to them, you need to know what to look for on food labels and what you can use instead when you cook or bake.

Most people with egg allergies react to the egg whites, not the yolk. To be safe, don’t eat either part. Even if you separate them, the yolk is likely to have some of the white’s proteins in it.

From: Tips to Manage Your Egg Allergy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Egg Allergy."

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Eggs."

Food Allergy Initiative: "Egg Allergy."

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau: “Major Food Allergan Labeling for Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages.”

Vegetarian Resource Group, , January-February 1997. Vegetarian Journal

CDC.

American Academy of Asthma Allergy & Immunology: "Egg Allergy and the Flu Vaccine" and "Soy-Allergic and Egg-Allergic Patients Can Safely Receive Anesthesia."

 

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on August 01, 2018

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Egg Allergy."

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Eggs."

Food Allergy Initiative: "Egg Allergy."

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau: “Major Food Allergan Labeling for Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages.”

Vegetarian Resource Group, , January-February 1997. Vegetarian Journal

CDC.

American Academy of Asthma Allergy & Immunology: "Egg Allergy and the Flu Vaccine" and "Soy-Allergic and Egg-Allergic Patients Can Safely Receive Anesthesia."

 

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on August 01, 2018

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