The most significant complication of egg allergy is having a severe allergic reaction requiring an epinephrine injection and emergency treatment.

The same immune system reaction that causes egg allergy can also cause other conditions. If you or your child has an egg allergy, you or your child may be at increased risk of:

  • Allergies to other foods, such as milk, soy or peanuts
  • Hay fever — an allergic reaction to pet dander, dust mites or grass pollen
  • Allergic skin reactions such as atopic dermatitis
  • Asthma, which in turn increases the risk of having a severe allergic reaction to eggs or other foods
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