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Find out how to help your child manage an egg allergy.

Key points

  • Many children with an egg allergy outgrow it as they grow older. Consult an allergist regularly to see if there is any change in your child's allergy.
  • Eggs have a number of names, including albumen, lysozyme and ingredients starting with "ova". Many products contain eggs, including baby food, baked goods, sauces, fat substitutes and some pastas.
  • To prevent an allergic reaction, always read food product labels, avoid foods if you are not sure of the ingredients and avoid using utensils or containers that might have come in contact with eggs.
  • If your child's diet is limited because of an egg allergy, a registered dietitian can offer advice on getting a balanced diet.
Last updated: March 8th 2021