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What is an Egg Allergy?

You probably know that some people are allergic to certain foods, like peanuts. When a person has a food allergy, his or her body responds as if the food is a dangerous substance. This can happen to a little kid who eats eggs because his or her immune system is not fully developed and can’t handle the protein in eggs

The immune system, which normally protects against germs and other problems, uses antibodies to fight egg protein like it’s a harmful invader. A baby who is allergic to eggs might feel sick or get a rash after eating eggs or any food containing eggs or any food containing eggs. The reaction could happen fast or it might take a few hours.

Signs and Symptoms

Here are Symptoms some one might have due to an egg allergy:

  • Skin: hives, eczema, flushing, or swelling.
  • Digestive System: Belly pain, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, or itching around the mouth.
  • Respiratory System: runny nose, wheezing, or difficulty breathing.
  • Cardiovascular System: rapid heartbeat, low blood pressure, or heart problem.

In rare cases a person could have a very serious allergic reaction, which can cause anaphylaxis. Immediate medical attention needed because the person may have breathing problems and a drop in blood pressure.

Anaphylaxis is treated with a medicine called epinephrine, which is given by injection. Kids who have a severe egg allergy will usually carry—or have a grown-up carry—an epinephrine injection, just in case.

Questions 1-7

 Answer the below questions. Use No more than three words from the passage.

  1. Which essential element is present in the egg while and York?
  2. Which system is mainly responsible for allergic reactions?
  3. If the food eaten is dangerous, what ailment a person can have?
  4. What is the term used of immediate serious allergic reaction?
  5. If there is sudden drop in blood pressure, what is the attention?
  6. Which medicine is given as a treatment of serious allergic reaction?
  7. Which four main systems of Human body are involved in egg allergy?