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How bad can egg allergy get

(14 Posts)
Wasitchickenoregg Fri 19-Apr-13 18:33:40

Hi. My son has an egg allergy. If he eats egg he gets hives on his face and neck. I know sometimes allergies can clear up and sometimes get worse as they grow up. Is it possible he could get aniphilactic to eggs ever?

XBenedict Fri 19-Apr-13 18:38:06

An egg allergy is the most common food allergy to grow out of. DS was allergic to eggs and reacted just as you described. Now he has been egg challenged and is no longer allergic to them but dislikes them after avoiding them as a toddler.

notapizzaeater Fri 19-Apr-13 18:52:56

I agree ds had an egg allergy with hives and had grown out of by the time he was 8 but because he couldn't have egg he avoids anything with it in ...

Wasitchickenoregg Fri 19-Apr-13 19:38:52

Thank you. I hope my son will be the same and will grow out of it.

HalifaxB Fri 19-Apr-13 20:33:39

My DD has an egg allergy, she is four and we see the paediatrician and the dietician for it. She has been monitored for a while now and we have often been told that it is one of the allergies that children are most likely to grow out of.

Sadly, for us her allergy is getting worse at the moment rather than getting milder, though we still hope she will grow out of it eventually.

She has never had an anaphylactic reaction but we have been told that it is possible, same as any other allergy/allergen, and there is no way of knowing if she ever will or not.

babybarrister Colombia Fri 19-Apr-13 21:13:50

Egg Allergy can be extremely serious - unfortunately there certainly have been fatalities in adults

Wasitchickenoregg Fri 19-Apr-13 22:44:57

That's worrying sad. My doctor wan't very helpful when I said he seemed allergic to egg. He just kind of shrugged it off and said to avoid eggs, he didn't really give any more info.

HalifaxB Fri 19-Apr-13 22:53:12

So it hasn't been diagnosed as such? If not, you should push for testing, depending on your area it might be to the paeds dept at your local hospital or to an allergy clinic.
I'd expect that you ought to be offered skin prick tests and/or blood tests to confirm.

ukey Fri 19-Apr-13 23:35:25

As others have said egg allergies can be common and are often grown out of, (usually by age 7) BUT it can also be serious and their could be a risk of anaphylaxis, how old is your wee one?

Egg allergies can also vary,

some ppl are allergic to the yolk, or the white, or both

some people are allergic to all egg and must avoid all traces e.g may contain traces of egg

it is possible to react to being in the same room as egg being cooked

others are ok with egg in baked products

If you are concerned about ur son's egg allergy arrange another appointment with your GP to discuss it.

Also do you carry antihistamine with him?

have a look on anaphylaxis campaign for further info

http://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/userfiles/files/Egg%20Allergy%20Factsheet.pdf

ariane5 Sat 20-Apr-13 00:03:59

Ds1 (6) has a severe egg allergy (and also allergic to cows milk, shellfish, and nuts).

The first time he had a serious reaction was after eating a cake age 1 that had icing containing egg white. His whole face swelled, his eyes were so puffed up he couldn't see, was covered in hives, lips were swollen and he was violently sick then started making gurgling noises. It was terrifying.
Luckily we had epi pens/piriton as milk allergy had already been diagnosed.

He has a rast test every year and the hospital are hopeful he will grow out of it by age 10.

GrassIsntGreener Sat 20-Apr-13 07:05:18

My daughter was like that - hives, sneezing, sickness as allergic reaction to egg.

She's 4 and can now eat well cooked egg. I have been told to test raw egg by touching some to her lips and if that's okay, try her eating a little. Haven't dared yet.

katebcooper Tue 23-Apr-13 18:07:15

My partner has an egg white allergy which cause him to go into anaphylaxis. Because of this we got our son tested and saw a sod is lost who now monitors him periodically x

katebcooper Tue 23-Apr-13 18:08:00

Sorry that was supposed to say specialist! iPhone!! X

Possum66 Thu 25-Apr-13 13:10:21

my daughter's face swelled up the first time she experienced a major reaction to egg when she was one year old, however at 9, she is now the proud owner of chickens and eats at least 2 eggs per week! It is one of the easier allergies to manage (she has several food/animal allergies).

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