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Food allergies are very varied, from shellfish to nuts, and are manifested in the form of skin reactions, stomach problems, etc. Egg allergy is no different than the others and occurs when a child ingests eggs without having fully matured your immune system, since it will not be able to digest all its proteins, which causes its immune system to defend itself against these proteins as if it were a germ.
Although the allergic reaction can appear quickly, it can also take a few hours. We tell you how to detect it:
Swelling, hives, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or runny nose. These are many of the symptoms of an egg allergy, but one must be paid special attention to one, the so-called anaphylaxis, which manifests itself with difficulty in breathing, rapid heart rate and low blood pressure.
Faced with such a picture, you should go to the doctor urgently, since the administration of epinephrine (adrenaline) is necessary to stop the allergic reaction. Once it is known that the child shows a severe allergic reaction to the egg, it will be necessary for him or an adult who accompanies him to always carry epinephrine in case the aforementioned clinical picture repeats.
The best thing when it comes to remedying an egg allergy is avoid ingestion or contact with the child's skin. Therefore, it is essential to educate children with an egg allergy to avoid foods that contain eggs at times when the child is not with his parents and therefore can control the situation alone.
But if prevention has not worked, the child will also have to be educated when it comes to treating the allergic reaction, and in conjunction with the school and other places that the child usually frequents, always have an antihistamine or epinephrine on hand.
Not only the egg itself is dangerous for allergy sufferers, the egg can appear in many formats to which you must pay close attention such as dehydrated egg, egg white, white powder, egg yolk, egg powder, albumin, globulin , livetin, lysozyme, ovalbumin, ooglobulin, ovomucin, ovomucoid, ovotransferrin, ovovitela, ovitellin, silica albumin, simplesse and vitellin.
If it is intended to vaccinate a child allergic to eggs against the flu, precautions should be taken, since the vaccine is grown in chicken eggs and could contain traces of protein, so it would be advisable to discuss the issue with the child's pediatrician in search of the right solution.
According to data from the University of Navarra Clinic, Dr. María José Goikoetxea, specialist from the Department of Allergology and Immunology, assures that 'Approximately 80 percent of children overcome this allergy spontaneously by three years of age. However, there are 20 percent who do not. '
Diego Fernandez. Editor of our site
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