If you or your child has mild allergy symptoms after eating something containing eggs, taking an antihistamine may help ease the discomfort. But be on the lookout for worsening symptoms that might require medical attention. If you or your child has a severe reaction, seek immediate medical care.
What to do if baby has allergic reaction to eggs?
How do you treat an egg allergy? If you suspect that your child is having a mild allergic reaction to egg for the first time, such as itchiness inside the mouth, you should take them to the doctor as soon as possible. If the reaction progresses or involves more than one mild symptom, you should call 911.
How long do egg allergy symptoms last in babies?
The good news is that a large percentage (~80%) of children will outgrow an egg allergy by age 5. The bad news is that for those first 5 years, a child with an egg allergy has to be very, very careful about what they eat.
Does baby egg allergy go away?
Fortunately, the majority of children with egg allergy will outgrow it. Children who are allergic to eggs typically display symptoms within minutes to hours of eating eggs or foods containing eggs.
How do you fix an egg allergy?
The most effective egg intolerance treatment is to avoid eggs as much as possible. Your doctor may recommend an elimination diet, where you essentially avoid eggs for up to six weeks at a time. You may then see how you feel and whether you want to gradually add eggs back into your diet.
How long does an egg allergy last?
Luckily, most will outgrow the allergy by age 16.
What can I feed my baby with egg allergy?
Loosely cooked egg:
- Lightly cooked egg (soft-boiled, poached, scrambled, fried)
- Lemon curd.
- Egg custard.
- Bread and butter pudding.
- Yorkshire pudding.
- Sauces like hollandaise.
How do I reintroduce eggs to my baby?
As the allergy resolves most children will start to tolerate highly cooked egg (eg cakes), followed by lightly cooked egg (eg pancakes, scrambled egg) and then finally raw egg (e.g. cake mix, mayonnaise).
When can I reintroduce eggs to my baby?
The Department of Health recommends that egg should be introduced into the weaning diet from 6 months onwards. There is no evidence to suggest that delaying the introduction of egg beyond 6 months will reduce the chance of your child developing egg allergy.
How long after eating eggs will an allergic reaction occur?
Egg allergy symptoms usually occur a few minutes to a few hours after eating eggs or foods containing eggs. Signs and symptoms range from mild to severe and can include skin rashes, hives, nasal congestion, and vomiting or other digestive problems.
Does egg cause stomach pain in babies?
Most reactions to egg are mild. Commonly infants refuse the egg-containing food, develop redness and sometimes swelling around the mouth and may vomit after eating. Stomach ache or diarrhoea may also occur.