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Healing Egg Allergies with Egg

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Egg allergies is usually suffered by children. To avoid the egg allergies is usually advised not to eat the eggs. But now researchers have found a surefire way to overcome the egg allergies by providing white eggs in a dose that is raised

Hopkins Children Studies conducted in the U.S. found,  that children who eat eggs with a higher dose of protein was able to overcome egg allergies they suffered.

The invention has been presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology on March 2, 2010.

Previous discovery at Hopkins Children also showed the same approach. The discovery is known as oral immunotherapy, which has been successfully used to treat children with milk allergy.

Some children in the study of milk allergy has been successfully overcome their circumstances and a lot more mild allergic symptoms after therapy.

Now researchers report very encouraging results in children who suffer from egg allergies.

"As we have seen in patients with milk allergu before, oral immunotherapy for egg allergy works the same way, but with training the immune system to tolerate the allergens that gradually causes an allergic reaction," said Robert Wood, MD, Director of Allergy & Immunology at Hopkins Children 's.

The researchers said preliminary results need long-term monitoring of patients. They also warned that oral immunotherapy may only be performed by a trained pediatric allergy.

In a study for 11 months to 55 children aged 5-18 years, researchers gave the egg whites with an increased dose to 40 patients during a food challenge that was held in a clinic under the supervision of a physician. While 15 children received placebo, foods such as egg whites but does not contain egg protein.

At the end of the study, more than half the children who eat eggs (21 of 40 children) could tolerate 5 grams of egg without allergic reactions. In contrast, none of children who eat egg placebo able to tolerate eggs during the study.

The researchers said the symptoms of mild to moderate that emerges from this egg allergies include itching and swelling of the mouth and throat.

As reported by Kidshealth, egg is actually good food because they contain protein for children’s body growth and brain development. When a person is allergic to eggs, then the body's immune system will overreact to the proteins in eggs.

Any food made from eggs come digestive system,  the body of the people who are allergic to eggs would think that protein is harmful.

Then immune system responded by creating specific antibodies to fight against food that the body is considered dangerous. Antibody immunoglobulin E (IgE) will trigger to release of certain chemicals into the body, which one is histamine.

Well, when people who have egg allergic eat foods that contain eggs, the immune system of they body will release chemicals to protect the body. Chemicals that are released by this immunity system affect on respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract, skin, and cardiovascular system. This causes allergy symptoms such as shortness of breath, nausea, headache, abdominal pain and itching rashes.

Most people who are allergic to egg proteins in egg whites, but some people can not tolerate the protein in egg yolk. Egg allergies usually appear when toddler and grew serious when they reach 5 years pld.

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