Eggs are one of the most common causes of allergic reactions in children.1 In fact, egg is the second most common food allergy—after milk—in infants and young children.
Since the majority of children do outgrow their egg allergy, periodic re-evaluation, including testing, is recommended.
EGG ALLERGY SYMPTOMS
COMMON EGG ALLERGY TRIGGERS
Eggs are a hidden ingredient in many foods; even some commercial egg substitutes contain egg protein or egg whites. That’s why it is so important to read the label or ask about ingredients before buying or eating a food. Ingredients in packaged foods can change at any time—and without warning—so check the ingredients carefully every time.
Eggs can be found in foods including:
Eggs can also be found in some medications and vaccines. Avoiding egg can be a challenge and can pose significant quality of life issues.