What is an Egg Allergy

Published on Saturday, 23 June 2012 16:43

An egg allergy is an immune system response to proteins in the yolk, the whites or both. Eggs are one of the most common allergy-causing foods among children, but they often outgrow the allergy by the age of 5. It can also occur in adults at any time. The reaction occurs within a few minutes to a few hours following consumption.