An egg allergy refers to an overreaction of the immune system to a protein found in eggs. The reaction may develop from eating eggs or food containing eggs like cakes, cookies, etc. Although both the egg white and egg yolk can lead to an allergy, allergies towards egg-whites are more common. It is one of the most common food allergies seen in children, and they often outgrow this as they reach adolescence. Homeopathic medicines for egg allergy work by moderating an over-active immune system and help provide relief from the symptoms.
Cause of Egg Allergy
The primary cause of an egg allergy is an overreaction of the immune system due to misidentification of the protein in eggs. This causes the release of histamines and other chemicals in the blood that leads to various symptoms. Any person with an allergy like atopic dermatitis or a positive family history of egg allergy is at risk.
Signs and Symptoms of Egg Allergy
The symptoms of egg allergy may arise within a few minutes to an hour following the consumption of eggs or any of the foods containing eggs. The symptoms of egg allergy vary from case to case, both regarding the form and intensity. The symptoms of an egg allergy include skin issue like urticaria, skin rash. Gastric symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps. Nasal symptoms include nasal blockage, sneezing, runny nose along with itchy, watery, swollen eyes. Respiratory symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest constriction. A severe, life-threatening condition known as anaphylaxis may arise in rare cases of an egg allergy which requires urgent intervention under the conventional mode of treatment. In the case of anaphylaxis, the blood pressure drops, airways get constricted, pulse rate rises, and the person may experience dizziness, unconsciousness.
Homeopathic Medicines for Egg Allergy
The homeopathy system of medicine helps address egg allergy by moderating the immune system and engaging the body’s natural healing mechanism to treat the symptoms and the cause. These medicines help reduce the intensity, as well as the recurrence of the allergy. They are made of natural substances and do not cause any side-effects or dependency issues, as seen with conventional drugs.
1. Ferrum Met and Colchicum Autumnale are two medicines used in cases where there is vomiting upon consumption of eggs.
2. Lycopodium Clavatum is a medicine used to treat egg allergies where there is diarrhea on consumption of eggs.
3. Sulphur and Psorinum are medicines used to treat skin conditions that occur as a result of the allergy.