What if you or your children are allergic to eggs?
An egg allergy develops when the body’s immune system overreacts to proteins in egg whites or egg yolks. When eggs are eaten, the body treats the protein as a foreign invader and starts to defend against it. It’s this immune defence that cause the symptoms of an allergic reaction to eggs. For children, you do not know if they suffer from an egg allergy until they actually begin eating egg whites or egg yolks.
It’s estimated that as many as 2% of children suffer from an egg allergy, although up to 70% of these children will outgrow the condition by the time they reach 16 years of age. However, until then it’s imperative that you get your child tested at home to avoid the wide range of symptoms egg allergies can cause. These reactions and symptoms can be anything from a mild rash to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition that impairs breathing and can send the body into shock. The reaction could happen fast or it might take a few hours before any noticeable symptoms occur, especially in babies.
Egg allergy self test at home will give you result in 30 minutes!