Egg allergy means when the body’s immune system is hypersensitive to protein found in eggs and releases an excess amount of histamine in the body found in chick eggs and causes an allergic reaction.
Onset of symptoms can be slow and rapid.
It can be a life threatening condition in which emergency treatment may require.
Egg allergy mainly occurs in children and can remain for adulthood.
Cause of Egg Allergy:
• Consuming eggs or food that contain eggs, causes the allergic reaction in the body or results in excessive secretion of histamine and causes symptoms.
• Both egg yolk and egg white contain protein that can cause allergic reaction
• Influenza vaccines may cause allergic reactions because sometimes they contain egg protein.
• Swelling of lips, tongue, face, or throat.
• Pain in throat and swelling ( tonsillitis).
• Skin rashes or urticaria ( bumps over skin that can suddenly appear over the full body with excessive itching and burning sensation.
• Diarrhea and vomiting.
• Abdominal cramps
• Nasal congestion
• Chest tightness
• Shortness of breath
• Skin prick test: it is a diagnostic test where skin is pricked and exposed to small amounts of egg protein, if a person is allergic they may get hives or any inflammation over skin indicates positive sign for egg allergy.
• Blood test: to see antibodies in the bloodstream and increased eosinophil count shows positive signs.
• Avoid eggs and food that contains eggs in large amount
• Take immunotherapy
Homeopathy medicines for Egg Allergy
• Colchicum autumnale: it is well indicated medicine for egg allergy when nausea or vomiting occurs from odor of eggs.
Aversion to eggs because after eating eggs it causes stomach trouble.
• Chininum ars: this medicine can be given for egg allergy.
Eggs can cause painless diarrhea. Aversion to cold water
Water tastes bitter.
• Ferrum metallicum: this medicine is well indicated medicine for egg allergy where appetite can be good or bad alternately. Desire for bread and sweets but intolerance from eggs. Nausea from eating eggs or eating food that contains eggs.