Egg Allergies

An egg allergy is rare in adults and most often seen in children from 2 to 7 years of age.

Studies show that most children tend to outgrow an egg allergy within a few years. However, if the egg allergy is severe, it could last a lifetime. An egg allergy is caused by a protein in eggs which triggers an abnormal reaction to the immune system.

Eggs have two allergenic components: the yolk and the white. An allergic reaction can vary from mild to life-threatening, depending on the person and the amount of egg consumed.