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Food allergy?

Answered on February 28, 2014
Created February 27, 2014 at 7:40 PM

I have a very finicky stomach. There are a few foods I know I can't eat at all and other foods I know I can only eat small amounts of. But eggs, oh those lovely eggs get me every time. Somedays one egg gives me such stomach pain that I want to puke and other days I can eat three or four eggs. What gives? Should I not eat eggs at all? Does that mean I have an egg allergy?

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on February 28, 2014
at 01:49 PM

I did that when I found out my allergy, I'd rather give up all together than just eat the yolk...not.good. Lol

148922320b1957d405eed2f0ddc85944

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on February 28, 2014
at 01:49 PM

Cut eggs for atleast a week, and find a farmer who let's his hens be happy, try a few of those and see if you feel ok. My reaction to eggs often lends to a headache a few mornings a week, but we have 30 hens...I have out eat eggs! I've heard duck eggs are easier for allergic people!

148922320b1957d405eed2f0ddc85944

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on February 28, 2014
at 01:47 PM

If you can find a local source for free range eggs where the chickens are actually allowed to pick up bugs and roam around you may be able to handle them! I know that I can eat up to three or four eggs a day without getting the stomach cramps or the "runs..." I still do have nasal congestion and I often sniffle but it is a price I am willing to pay most days as a for an easy source of calories. I'm not sure if what I am doing works or if it is just a load of crap, but my allergist has me doing sub lingual immunotherapy which is drops underneath my tongue.

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on February 28, 2014
at 11:31 AM

Figuring out offending foods is very hard if there's no immediate intense reaction. I made an appointment with an allergist but it's not for another month. I know I can't have milk, cantaloupe, coconut, jalapeños, and whole kernel corn. I'm scared to add to the list or I'll be eating lettuce and chicken the rest of my life haha

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on February 28, 2014
at 11:27 AM

I am eating store bought eggs. I broke down and made an appointment with an allergist out of frustration. I've had chronic sinus and ear infections since I was 2 and multiple specialists can not figure out why. An allergist is the only specialist I am yet to see. I cut out milk in January and now know it wreaks havoc On my system but I'm still not clear of all issues.

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on February 28, 2014
at 08:31 PM

it's not an allergy but a sensitivity. i can't eat eggs without farting A LOT. literally, like 75-100 farts a day. it's ridiculous and i really love them. i only eat them if i know i'm not working the next day because then i will be farting a lot at work.

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on February 28, 2014
at 11:55 AM

You should cut egg whites or both whites and yolks, but most likely only egg whites:

http://www.thepaleomom.com/2012/06/whys-behind-autoimmune-protocol-eggs.html

Eat an egg yolk and see what you experience, if the result is not good enough you can try cutting both egg whites and yolks at least for some time.

148922320b1957d405eed2f0ddc85944

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on February 28, 2014
at 01:49 PM

I did that when I found out my allergy, I'd rather give up all together than just eat the yolk...not.good. Lol

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148922320b1957d405eed2f0ddc85944

on February 28, 2014
at 01:31 AM

Im allergic to eggs, some days I have the stomach symptoms...but I always have nasal symptoms. I sniffle all the time unless I cut eggs. I choose to continue eating them. We have 30 chickens, so I know where they come from. Are you eating store bought eggs? I cannot eat those at all! My allergist said that so long as I avoid eggs if I plan to eat other allergy foods, im fine. He also recommends limiting my eggs during peak allergy times as my body is already dealkg with the stress from that

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on February 28, 2014
at 11:27 AM

I am eating store bought eggs. I broke down and made an appointment with an allergist out of frustration. I've had chronic sinus and ear infections since I was 2 and multiple specialists can not figure out why. An allergist is the only specialist I am yet to see. I cut out milk in January and now know it wreaks havoc On my system but I'm still not clear of all issues.

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on February 27, 2014
at 08:43 PM

Not an allergy but maybe something else. An allergy would cause very noticeable symptoms:

"Gastrointestinal reactions, such as nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea. Airway symptoms, such as wheezing, coughing, or runny nose. Angioedema (swelling of lips, tongue, or face) Egg allergies may cause a severe reaction called anaphylaxis."

You're not coughing, sneezing, swelling in the face or coming down with anaphylaxis so you're not allergic. Consider different possibilities, like a food borne illness for example.

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on February 27, 2014
at 08:42 PM

Not an allergy but maybe something else. An allergy would cause very noticeable symptoms:

"Gastrointestinal reactions, such as nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea. Airway symptoms, such as wheezing, coughing, or runny nose. Angioedema (swelling of lips, tongue, or face) Egg allergies may cause a severe reaction called anaphylaxis."

You're not coughing, sneezing, swelling in the face or coming down with anaphylaxis so you're not allergic. Consider different possibilities, like a food borne illness for example.

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on February 27, 2014
at 08:31 PM

My wife had the same issue until she cut out Gluten. Several months later she was eating 3 eggs a day without problems. You might have some irritation/inflammation that is allowing the egg protein to mess you up. Step 1 is figure out the offending foods or substances.

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on February 28, 2014
at 11:31 AM

Figuring out offending foods is very hard if there's no immediate intense reaction. I made an appointment with an allergist but it's not for another month. I know I can't have milk, cantaloupe, coconut, jalapeños, and whole kernel corn. I'm scared to add to the list or I'll be eating lettuce and chicken the rest of my life haha

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