Innovative Egg Allergy Treatments in McKinney and Southlake
TexasAllergyMD is a trusted provider of food allergy management and treatment services. With allergy treatment centers in McKinney/Prosper and Southlake, we offer a safe space for Texas children and adults suffering from the effects of egg allergy symptoms. If you notice the signs of an egg allergy, trust Dr. Mireku for safe, preventive care that treats the root cause of the problem.
Causes and Symptoms of Egg Allergies
Egg allergies are most likely to affect infants and younger children, though adults may still be at risk of a reaction. If you’ve ever wondered about the cause of an egg allergy, it’s actually an immune system overreaction to the proteins in egg whites or (less commonly) egg yolks.
It’s not only boiled, poached or fried eggs that parents need to consider. Exposure to foods that contain eggs – or even smelling cooking aromas involving eggs – could also pose a threat. And symptoms from a reaction can manifest in many different ways.
When egg allergy is present, hives, redness and swelling are common skin reactions experienced in the minutes after eggs are consumed. In addition, you could experience sneezing and nasal congestion along with itchy or watery eyes. In rare cases, anaphylaxis can cause a fast heart rate and severe breathing difficulties.
How We Treat Egg Allergies
Dr. Mireku takes a patient-centered approach to dealing with the complex nature of food allergies. Using advanced diagnostics and results-driven care, patients receive personalized treatment plans for peanut allergies, egg allergies and other problem foods.
Along with the treatments you may be familiar with (such as antihistamines and lifestyle and dietary changes), we also offer several pioneering food allergy therapies.
- Oral Immunotherapy Treatment (OIT) – Patients receive gradually increasing doses of the allergen in food extract or powder form. Over several months, the body grows tolerant to the allergen until a maintenance level is reached.
- Food Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) – This process also involves desensitizing the immune system to a food allergen. However, SLIT uses drops placed under the tongue.
Common Questions About Egg Allergies
Egg allergy is diagnosed using a combination of patient medical history and a physical examination, along with allergy testing that may include blood tests, skin prick tests – and oral food challenge tests.
Children will sometimes outgrow an allergy to eggs and other childhood food allergies like milk. Regular follow-ups with an allergist are used to determine if a child is allergy-free.
In case of a severe allergic reaction to eggs, immediately use an epinephrine auto-injector and call for emergency medical help. After emergency treatment, follow up with an allergist for further guidance.
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