Bye-bye, egg allergy

Eating tiny amounts of eggs helps some children overcome their egg allergy

By Stephen Ornes, 11:41 AM August 10, 2012

For kids with an allergy to eggs, the wrong meal can bring misery. Many foods use eggs — they’re even in many vaccinations — and an allergic reaction may range from a bad stomachache to difficulty breathing.

But scientists now report that eggs themselves may be used to beat back an egg allergy.

Like fighting with fire, the researchers found that some children who ate increasing amounts of egg every day overcame their egg allergy. It didn’t happen overnight, the scientists reported in the...

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