Food allergies are very varied, from shellfish to nuts, and are manifested in the form of skin reactions, stomach problems, etc. Egg allergy is not different from the others and occurs when a child ingests eggs without having fully matured their immune system , since they can not digest all their pr
Food allergies are very varied, from shellfish to nuts, and are manifested in the form of skin reactions, stomach problems, etc. Egg allergy is not different from the others and occurs when a child ingests eggs without having fully matured their immune system, since they can not digest all their proteins, which causes their immune system to defend themselves from these proteins as if it were a germ.
Symptoms of children's egg allergy
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 egg allergy, but we must pay special attention to one, the so-called anaphylaxis, which manifests itself with difficulty when breathing, accelerating heart rate and lowering tension.
Before such a picture, the doctor should be urgently approached, 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 that he or an adult accompanying him always carry epinephrine in case the above-mentioned clinical picture is repeated.
How to prevent and treat egg allergy in children
The best way to remedy an egg allergy is to avoid its ingestion or contact with the child's skin. Therefore, it is essential to educate children with egg allergies to avoid egg-containing foods in the face of moments when the child is not with his parents and therefore the child can control the situation.
But if prevention has not worked, the child must also be educated in dealing with the allergic reaction, and in conjunction with the school and other places that the child usually attends, always have an antihistamine or epinephrine at hand.
What the child with egg allergy should avoid
Not only is the egg itself dangerous for allergy sufferers, the egg can appear in many formats that must be paid close attention such as dehydrated egg, egg white, clear powder, egg yolk, egg powder, albumin, globulin, livetin, lysozyme, ovalbumin, ovoglobulin, ovomucin, ovomucoid, ovotransferrin, ovovitela, ovitelina, albuminate of silica, simplese and vitelina.
Side effects of egg allergy
If a child allergic to the egg is to be vaccinated against influenza, precautions should be taken, since the vaccine is grown in chicken eggs and could contain traces of proteins, so it would be advisable to address the issue with the child's pediatrician in search of the right solution.
How children can overcome egg allergy
According to data from the University Hospital of Navarra, Dr. María José Goikoetxea, specialist of the Department of Allergology and Immunology, assures that 'Approximately 80 percent of children overcomes this allergy in a way spontaneous at three years of age. However, there is a 20 percent that does not. '