Certain factors may increase the risk of developing an egg allergy:

  • Atopic dermatitis. Children with this type of skin reaction are much more likely to develop a food allergy than are children who don't have skin problems.
  • Family history. You're at increased risk of a food allergy if one or both of your parents have asthma, food allergy or another type of allergy — such as hay fever, hives or eczema.
  • Age. Egg allergy is most common in children. As you grow older, the digestive system matures and allergic food reactions are less likely to occur.
Jan. 26, 2013