4 Signs Your Little One is Allergic to Eggs, Starting from Itching to Coughing

Jakarta – Eggs are known to be one of the most common food allergens for children. Symptoms of a child’s egg allergy usually occur minutes to hours after your child eats eggs or foods that contain eggs.

Launching from the page Today’s ParentThe signs and symptoms of a child’s egg allergy can be mild to severe, such as skin rashes, itching, nasal congestion, to vomiting and other digestive problems. In more serious cases, an egg allergy can cause anaphylaxis, a reaction that can be life-threatening for your little one.

Egg allergies can occur from infancy. Most children, but not all of them outgrow their egg allergy before your teens.

Causes of egg allergy in children

An egg allergy occurs when the immune system mistakenly identifies one or more of the proteins in eggs as harmful and launches an attack, releasing chemicals that cause an allergic reaction. Eggs contain some protein in the yoke and white, and children may only be allergic to certain proteins.

“The part that most often makes children allergic to eggs is the white, and that causes more serious symptoms,” said Maria Triassi Asper, an allergist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Today’s ParentTuesday (8/2).

Signs of an egg allergy

Allergic reactions to eggs vary from person to person and usually occur soon after exposure to your eggs. The following are signs of egg allergy in children, launch from the page Mayo Clinic.

  1. Inflammation of the skin or itching, this is the most common allergic reaction to eggs.
  2. Nasal congestion, runny nose, and sneezing.
  3. Digestive symptoms, such as cramps, nausea, and vomiting.
  4. Signs and symptoms of asthma such as coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, or shortness of breath.

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A severe allergic reaction can cause anaphylaxis, which is a life-threatening emergency. The condition requires an immediate injection of epinephrine and must be taken to the ER Mother. Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis include:

  1. Narrowing of the airways, including a swollen throat or lump in the throat that makes it difficult for the child to breathe.
  2. Stomach pain and cramps.
  3. Fast pulse.
  4. Shock, with a severe drop in blood pressure, is felt as dizziness to loss of consciousness.

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