So, you have just received your test results from Allergy Test Australia and you have discovered that you are intolerant to eggs? Living with an egg intolerance can be quiet frustrating but no dramas, we are here to help!  This article will help you on your way to live a healthier lifestyle.

An egg intolerance is when the body is unable to digest or has a reaction to an egg.  Most people are only intolerant to the egg white, being intolerant to egg yolk is much more uncommon.

Symptoms of Egg Intolerance

People who are intolerant to eggs may experience the following symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach Pain
  • Runny Nose
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Skin reaction
  • Anaphylaxis

Eggs can also be added to foods so be careful, either in an obvious or in a “hidden” manner.  It is impossible to learn every word you might ever come across on a label. You can, however, find a list of unsafe items on the following link:

http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/consumer/foodallergies/allergies/Pages/Eggs.aspx

We have listed of the most common foods below that may contain egg:

  • Chocolate
  • Asian foods (fried rice, noodles)
  • Pasta
  • Mayonnaise
  • Baked goods (e.g. biscuits, cakes, croissants, doughnuts, pastries, tarts)
  • Battered foods
  • Custards
  • Sauces

Remember, always check the label.

If you are worried about your symptoms, please consult your doctor.  We hope this has helped and we wish you well on your journey to living a healthier lifestyle from all of us here at Allergy Test Australia