5 facts about food allergies

5 facts

  • Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies.

  • The economic cost of children’s food allergies is nearly $25 billion per year.
  • Every 3 minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency department
  • A food allergy can begin at any age.
  • Food allergies may be a trigger for or associated with other allergic condition

Common foods that should be avoided by eggs

  • Albumin (also spelled albumen)
  • Egg (dried, powdered, solids, white, yolk)
  • Eggnog
  • Lysozyme
  • Mayonnais

5 alternate foods

Applesauce

Bananas

Flaxseeds

Instant mashed potatoes

Diet Soda

5 Symptoms

  • Skin reactions, such as swelling, a rash, hives or eczema.
  • Wheezing or difficulty breathing.
  • Runny nose and sneezingRed or watery eyes.
  • Stomach pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
  • Anaphylaxis (less common)

Explain what should be done with a reaction happens


The best treatment is to never eat the foods you are allergic to. Learn to read food labels and spot other names for problem foods.

Long term treatment

doctors suggest carrying an epipin for use in emergency. Certain food companies also produce , artificial brands of egg mix or batter, which have the same cooking properties of natural eggs but are free of allergens, allowing safe consumption by those whom are allergic.