Southwest Allergy & Asthma Center



6100 Windcom Court,
Suite 101
Plano, Texas 75093

Serving: Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Carrollton, Richardson, Lewisville, Garland, Dallas, The Colony, Addison, Coppell, Little Elm, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(972) 398 - 3500Telephone:
(972) 398 - 3512FAX:

In the Texoma Medical Plaza adjacent to the new Texoma Medical Center
5012 South US HWY 75,
Suite 150
Denison, Texas 75020

Serving: Denison, Sherman, Bonham, Gainesville, Pottsboro, Van Alstyne, McKinney, Prosper, Durant (OK) and Madill (OK)

(903) 463 - 8400Telephone:
(903) 463 - 8500FAX:

7785 Eldorado Pkwy,
Suite 500
McKinney, Texas 75070

Serving: McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(972) 542 - 0500Telephone:
(972) 398 - 3512FAX:

In Twin Creeks Medical Center Two
1101 Raintree Cir,
Suite 140
Allen, Texas 75013

Serving: McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(469) 656 - 1057Telephone:
(972) 398 - 3512FAX:

12950 Dallas Pkwy,
Suite 700
Frisco, Texas 75033

Serving: McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(972) 569 - 8500Telephone:
(972) 398 - 3512FAX:

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Egg Allergy

What is an egg allergy?

An egg allergy is an abnormal immune reaction to the proteins found in eggs.

Is egg allergy common?

Egg allergy is one of the most common food allergies in young children and usually presents in infancy. Approximately 1.3% of children will be allergic to eggs.

What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to eggs?

Classic allergic reactions usually include a red, itchy rash called hives that occurs within minutes of ingesting foods containing eggs. Hives can progress to or occur as part of a more serious allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that may include any of the following symptoms: wheezing or other breathing problems; vomiting, diarrhea or stomach cramps; face, mouth, or throat swelling; or signs of shock, including low blood pressure, dizziness, and passing out.

Many individuals who are egg allergic may have worsening of their eczema several hours to days after ingesting egg products.

Do children outgrow egg allergy?

About 80% of children will have resolution of their egg allergy by school age.

Many foods contain eggs, what things should I avoid?

If you are allergic to eggs, you should avoid the following: albumin; eggnog; lecithin; lysozyme; macaroni; marzipan; marshmallows; mayonnaise; meringue; nougat; pasta; surimi

*Many baked goods (breads, cakes, cookies, pastries) and restaurant items contain eggs. Be sure to read labels or ask your server.

What can I substitute for eggs?

Children can have a complete diet while avoiding eggs. It is also possible to modify many recipes that call for eggs. See the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis web site ( for more information and recipes.

My child is egg allergic but is able to eat baked goods made with eggs without reactions. Is he/she still allergic to egg?

Many children with egg allergy may tolerate small amounts of egg in baked goods. This does not mean the allergy has resolved, as children who tolerate egg in baked products may still react to whole egg.

How and when can I reintroduce eggs to my child?

Although most types of egg allergy will resolve with time, you should consult with your physician regarding when and how to reintroduce egg into your child’s diet. Your physician may use skin or blood tests to determine when it is safe to reintroduce eggs into the diet.

Is it safe to breast-feed my child?

Breast-feeding is generally safe in children with egg allergy if the mother avoids foods containing egg products.

What vaccines are safe for my child?

Influenza, yellow fever and Q fever vaccines are manufactured using eggs. If your child is egg allergic he/she should not receive these vaccines except in special circumstances under the guidance of your physician. Several studies have demonstrated that MMR is safe to give to egg allergic individuals.