According to Wikipedia, allergy is a pathological, qualitatively changed tissue response to the influence of various foreign substances referred to as allergens, consisting in the immune reaction associated with the formation of antibodies that, when bound to the antigen, release various substances – inflammatory mediators.
In general, the point is that when we eat some food, for which we are allergic, the body begins to defend against it, producing antibodies. The reaction may be swelling, rash, shortness of breath and many other symptoms.
And what happens when we are allergic to eggs? Our body will certainly answer this ‚enemy’. This will be known by the respiratory, digestive, skin or circulatory systems. There may be nausea, wheezing, headaches, stomach aches, itching, etc. Most people who are allergic to eggs do not actually tolerate the protein contained in the egg. You can also be allergic to the yolk itself. Many children do not tolerate eggs at all, but they usually grow from this allergy up to 5 years old.
The body of someone allergic to eggs will usually give an answer within a few minutes to an hour after eating it. The reaction usually does not last longer than one day. It usually reflects on:
- skin – in the form of a red rash (hives), breakouts, swelling or redness around the mouth,
- digestive system – abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting may appear,
- respiratory system – you may develop a runny nose, itching, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing and wheezing.
In extreme cases, anaphylactic shock may occur, manifested by edema of the mouth, throat and even lungs – which results in breathing difficulties. In this case, your blood pressure may drop seriously, which may result in fainting. Then you should immediately call an ambulance or go to an ambulance.