Egg Allergy Treatment Options
Understanding the best way to treat egg allergies.
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Finding the Right Egg Allergy Treatment
Egg allergies are common in Atlanta and across the United States. Young children are particularly affected by egg allergies, though it can impact people of all ages.
While many children will grow out of their allergy, others will need to find an appropriate egg allergy treatment that manages the response of their immune system. Dr. Chacko works with allergy sufferers to find a food allergy treatment that lets them live their lives without fear.
What Egg Allergy Treatment Solutions Are Available?
The appropriate treatment will depend on your or your child’s response to egg exposure. A consultation with Dr. Chacko in Atlanta, Canton, or one of our other Georgia clinics can find the ideal solution. Some common approaches are as follows.
An allergy test can be used to accurately diagnose an egg allergy. With the reassurance that the allergy trigger has been confirmed, it is possible to avoid exposure to eggs by monitoring your food intake.
Your doctor may prescribe medication to reduce the chances of an allergic reaction. Antihistamines can be effective, though they are unlikely to help with severe allergies.
Extreme reactions can lead to anaphylaxis. Carrying an epinephrine auto-injector such as an EpiPen® is a crucial first step for a severe allergic reaction.
Oral immunotherapy is a long-term desensitization approach. Under medical supervision, small amounts of egg would be consumed to build up immunity and grow tolerance. Successful treatment can significantly reduce the chances of an allergic reaction.
Egg Allergy Symptoms
While symptoms may occur immediately, they can also appear after an extended period. This type of delayed response makes an allergy difficult to accurately diagnose without professional testing. Reactions usually lead to one of the following symptoms.
- Skin hives or redness
- Stomach pains and nausea
- Runny nose and sinus issues
- Coughing and shortness of breath
A severe reaction can cause anaphylaxis. With this serious reaction an individual may struggle to breathe, feel lightheaded and experience an increased heart rate.
Common Egg Allergy Treatment Questions
How is an egg allergy diagnosed?
A consultation with Dr. Chacko will look at your or your child’s medical history. A food allergy test can then be administered, using the skin prick test, a blood test, or an oral challenge test using food.
Who is most likely to suffer from an egg allergy?
People of all ages could suffer from an egg allergy, though it is most likely to affect children. Family history can also be a determining factor.
Start Treating Your Egg Allergy Today
Are you concerned that you or your child has an egg allergy? Dr. Chacko can properly diagnose a food allergy and provide the appropriate treatment solutions. You can visit us in one of our clinics in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Canton, Cumming, Duluth and Johns Creek. Call the food allergy treatment center now at 678-668-4688.