Posted by: Anon | 2009/03/05

Egg allergies

Dear Doc

Do you have anything about egg allergy (egg white and yolk) guidelines for my 3 year old child?

Thank you

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Dear Anon
Egg allergy is not as common as milk allergy, but it can be a problem because so many processed foods contain some form of egg. You will have to read the labels on processed foods very carefully (check for egg, egg white, albumen, egg protein, egg white, etc) and avoid such foods. You can also contact the Allergy Association by visiting their Website at: to find out more about egg allergy and foods to avoid. For recipes you can try the 'South African Cookbook for Food Allergies & Food Intolerance" by Hilda Lategan. Contact Hilda Lategan, who is also a dietitian, on (012) 546-6410) or send her an e-mail at: .
Best regards

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