Like other food allergies, Egg allergy is common in children respectively adults. Symptoms include skin reaction, fast heartbeats, runny nose, wheezing or vomiting and some time if allergic person allergic is not treated immediately, it might be at risk in some cases.
Egg allergy is one of the types of food allergies and the second most common around the world, according to some study recently shows that approximately every 4 people suffer every year with food allergies out of 100. The most concerning issue is that children are more affected by food allergies than adults.
When the human body’s immune system disallowed some harmless substance like egg protein, our immune system creates antibodies to the offending food and releases the chemical “histamine”, which may lead to some severe physical symptoms. It varies from person to person and depends on the intensity of the allergic reaction in the body.
Symptoms Egg Allergy:
Allergy symptoms can appear to take a few minutes up to 3 hours after you eat an egg or food containing egg material products. The reaction of egg allergy foods to avoid varies from person to person, might it be mild or severe, depend on the medical history of allergic persons. Symptoms of allergy are similar to other types of food allergies and may include one or more. Egg allergy may be reacting minor or severe.
One thing should remember, some type of symptoms appears are not alone the reason of an allergy unless your doctor or allergist diagnose it with the specific test of allergy whether it is egg allergy or not and if it is an egg allergy then your medical examination find the reality of your allergic reaction is minor or severe.
Hives also are known as ‘urticarial’ is one of the common signs of egg allergy symptoms, it can appear anywhere on the external part of the body of an allergic person. It may cause reddish, burning and skin rash on the surface or it may hurtful sensation.
Congestion or nasal infection
Congestion is a blockage in the nasal area, in which blood vessels are swollen and it may cause a stuffy feeling to allergic patients. Nasal infection normally is just an irritation for older children or adults but it may severe in infants.
After eating food, it goes to the stomach for digestion process, it may cause abdominal pain, nausea, cramps, and vomiting.
Allergic Asthma is most common in people; a recent study shows 90% of people have allergic asthma in their childhood. When the reaction goes into the lungs, it can cause coughing, problem in breathing and tight chest though some time deadly or life-threatening, but it’s rare.
Sometime the egg allergy may cause a severe reaction but it rare cases called “anaphylaxis” in which it may affect the skin, cardiovascular, skin and respiratory area and usually two or more being involved inpatient and it may threatening for the allergic person.
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