Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Jenny | 2009/10/26

Q.

Egg white allergy

My little girl is 18 months old. When I gave her scrambled eggs for the first time just after she was a year old she got red hives on her face. I decided to rather just leave the egg whites until she is older, but it happened twice that she would take a bite of a piece of bread that was on the same plate as a fried egg, and she would also get the rash. But she has no reaction to baked goods that has egg in it. Is it okay if I continue to give her baked goods with egg in it, or should I stop that as well?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You can continue to give her baked goods. This is even if they may contain egg as the high temperature used in baking denatures and changes the egg allergen. Do not give her meringues to eat as this will affect her.

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