Egg Allergy in Children
Milk and egg allergies are the two most common food allergies in theUnited States, affecting 3 percent and 2 percent of children, respectively. Generally in case of kids, the immune system is not fully developed and is not capable enough to handle egg protein. This allergic reaction goes by the time the child is of 5 years of age.
Egg Allergy Symptoms in Children
·Some of the symptoms of the egg allergy are rashes on skin, flushing of skin, belly cramps with pain in abdomen accompanied with nausea and vomiting and itching, difficulty in breathing when the respiratory system gets affected
·Some kids may have low blood pressure and breathing rate may accelerate.
·The allergy can also trigger asthma with coughing and wheezing. Other respiratory symptoms include runny nose and sneezing. The eyes also start itching and watering.
·In some severe cases the child may develop anaphylaxis, a strong reaction from egg. This causes swelling in the mouth and in the air pipe making it difficult to breathe.
Egg Allergy Treatment in Children
·The best treatment is to avoid eating the substance which causes allergy. The child should refrain from eating egg or substances in which egg has been used while cooking or making.
·Antihistamine medications can help in controlling the minor reactions. These medicines will also provide relief to the child.
·It is advisable to visit the doctor if some reaction is noticed and he will refer the child to a specialist who will prescribe some medicines and the child will be normal soon.