What are the signs and symptoms of an egg allergy?

Signs and symptoms of an egg allergy are those of a typical food allergy. Signs and symptoms include diarrhoea, vomiting, swelling around the mouth, face, lips, tongue, and throat, or hives or a rash on the skin. In adults, the hives or skin rash might be more apparent that in younger people.

In severe egg allergies, your child might develop symptoms by breathing in fumes given off by cooking eggs or by touching eggs too. Your child might also develop anaphylactic shock if they eat egg – this is a life threatening emergency condition, and requires urgent treatment with adrenaline.

The symptoms of an egg allergy can appear very quickly usually within minutes or even seconds of eating egg.

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