Egg allergy is common, especially in young children. Adults are rarely allergic to eggs. Generally, allergies that caused by the egg is ulcers. When eating eggs, suddenly appeared red boils and makes the child uncomfortable. Obviously this is very annoying. The question is, what causes allergies?.
Protein substances is very beneficial for the body. But there are some people, especially young children who can not stand with proteins such as that contained in eggs. An egg contains proteins commonly referred to as ovomukoid. Benefits of this protein is actually as the immune system. However, in people allergic to eggs, their body’s immune system actually considers the protein as a substance that is not good for health and must be removed from the body.
Then, the immune system produces an antibody against this protein (ovomukoid) called immunoglobulin E (IgE). Well, if our children are eating more eggs, although a little, Immunoglobulin E will immediately detect substances ovomukoid eggs, then sends a signal to the immune system to release some chemical compounds, especially histamine into the bloodstream. After that, the substance ovomukoid eggs will be removed. For information, Histamine is the chemical compound that is very strong. These substances can affect mainly the skin, cardiovascular system, respiratory system and digestive system.
In an extreme allergic to eggs, the patient may lose consciousness. But egg allergies are usually only appear in red itchy bumps. When this happens, do not panic, just give children medications that contain antihistamines. Postpone giving eggs to children up to age 2 years. Having given antihistamines, the impact of egg allergy will usually get better quickly.