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Can egg allergy be cured?

If your child suffers from an egg allergy, it is quite likely that you have ever wondered if it can be cured. If so, is it really possible? We reveal it to you.

Currently there are different food allergies that to a greater or lesser extent affect a good number of people. Among the most common, for example, we can mention allergy to milk protein, allergy to nuts, allergy to shellfish or allergy to eggs. In fact, it is considered that allergy to eggs is the most frequent, together with allergy to milk, affecting 7.5% of the population.

There are also other less common ones (given that they do not affect a greater percentage of the population as it happens with those mentioned above), but they are just as important. This is the case of allergies to fruits and vegetables, allergies to fish or allergies to legumes.

In the particular case of egg allergy, we are faced with a type of adverse reaction that originates from the ingestion of the egg, or even when both the egg and any food product made with it is manipulated by the person suffering from the allergy. That is, it is an allergic reaction that tends to be repeated every time there is a new contact with said food.

This allergy occurs when our body produces I.e. (immunoglobulin E), an antibody directed against a substance that acts as an allergy, and in this case it is the egg. For this reason, it only occurs in those people who present an allergic sensitization to this food. And we should not confuse it with other adverse reactions that, for example, can occur when the egg is contaminated by bacteria. In these cases we are faced with toxic-type reactions, which occur with vomiting, diarrhea and sometimes fever.

In the case of egg allergy, its symptoms can be varied, and range from a slight itching in the mouth or throat to something much more serious. They usually appear within an hour after ingestion of the egg or food product that contains it, and the most common occur on the skin, causing itching, hives, redness, edema and/or swelling of the lips and eyelids.

Less frequently, more serious symptoms may appear, such as respiratory symptoms, with difficulty breathing and swallowing.

Is curing egg allergy possible?

As stated by many specialists, egg allergy can be cured. Moreover, it is estimated that more than 70% of children who are allergic to eggs end up progressing towards a complete cure.

This healing can occur early, for example before 24 months of age, or be achieved up to 9 years of age. In fact, it is estimated that while 35% of children will be cured by 3 years of age, and between 50 and 55% by 5 years of age, the majority will achieve it by 9 years of age (between 60 and 75%).

There are also currently desensitization treatments, with a success rate of 93% for patients allergic to eggs, which must be carried out in centers that meet the necessary conditions, with the appropriate technical means and with trained personnel both in the control and in the treatment of allergic reactions in the event that they occur.

These treatments consist of the administration of increasing doses of food, gradually overcoming certain phases depending on the patient’s response. Thus, for example, during the first week increasing doses are administered every 20 minutes, up to four daily. And so on successively with the aim of maintaining the tolerance that has been achieved little by little.

After 4 months it is possible to consume foods that contain eggs, but without consuming, for example, a whole egg or an omelet. And, finally, after 6 more months during which 33 milliliters of egg white are consumed, for example, the first whole egg is administered in the hospital.

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