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what are the symptoms of egg intolerance?

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Created May 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM

each time I eat eggs (I only eat fried eggs for the moment) the day after my belly seems to be blow up. But no ther symptoms. Could this be an egg intolerance?

Af9e23fd927bacc1ad31e83db69f454e

on February 27, 2014
at 04:16 PM

Are you also sensitive in the same way to chicken meat itself?

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on March 14, 2013
at 08:46 PM

only about 60% of the protein is in the whites, the rest is in the yolk. Beyond that the only benefit to the white is the Magnesium (of which it has 80% of the eggs total content). Everything else (and we are talking about Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, B6, Folate, B12, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, DHA, and Carotenoids) is in the yolk. Also the majority of the allergy is to the whites.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on March 14, 2013
at 08:43 PM

Seriously? First, the yolk is not fat (in the sense that it isn't only fat). Second, while the white is nearly completely albumin, the yolk actually has a variety of nutrients. Third, do you believe in the hypothesis of dietary cholesterol raising serum cholesterol? Most here don't, so you're going to need to back that up. Fourth - your "that's where the chick comes from" idea is bat shit crazy.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on January 04, 2013
at 09:36 PM

Rawdawg, I don't think that the question deserves any more time that the answer given. -1 you douchebag!

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on November 25, 2012
at 12:15 PM

-1 Gee, how useful. How about providing some actual symptoms instead of a circular definition.

0e4e5882872d6a7c472ea51aec457e66

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on September 25, 2012
at 01:44 PM

May be it is the soy... http://healthfreedoms.org/2011/10/11/soy-protein-found-in-egg-yolks-chicken-tissue/

2e1591c76896828077b930de5107f1af

on September 25, 2012
at 01:38 PM

yeah it makes me gassy too, my dad hates it lol

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on May 25, 2012
at 09:56 PM

"Thanks" MathGirl :). I have to agree with Kasra on this one. If you eat eggs and then have digestion issues, this would be a pretty good sign of an intolerance.

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on May 25, 2012
at 05:38 PM

I was going to point out... "faaaarts!". My weightlifting training partner has an intolerance to eggs and garlic. If I ever get mad at his wife I'll make sure to slip him some egg whites in his protein shakes and some garlic tabs labeled "Creatine".

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

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on May 25, 2012
at 01:35 PM

So I don't eat eggs anymore!

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on May 25, 2012
at 12:56 PM

Such a useful "answer."

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

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on May 25, 2012
at 12:41 PM

You took the words from my mouth.

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F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on May 25, 2012
at 04:52 PM

I was allergic to eggs big time. Found out it was what the chickens were eating. Soy. Almost all chickens are fed a vegetarian diet of soy. Even the free-range chickens are given supplemental feed. Soy free egg = no egg allergy.

0e4e5882872d6a7c472ea51aec457e66

(1994)

on September 25, 2012
at 01:44 PM

May be it is the soy... http://healthfreedoms.org/2011/10/11/soy-protein-found-in-egg-yolks-chicken-tissue/

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E12ead3bf63c94b5b619b03722ef554f

on May 25, 2012
at 12:53 PM

Symptoms of egg or any other food intolerance can be multiple and are highly individual. Take eggs out of your diet for 2-4 weeks and if you don't get the same bloating/swelling of your belly, you'll know that your symptom are caused by eggs. You can also experiment to see if you tolerate egg yolks only, which are the most nutritious part of the eggs anyway and are usually less problematic in terms of intolerance.

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4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

(5005)

on May 25, 2012
at 07:57 PM

I have had bad post breakfast stomach problems for years. And I always have eggs for breakfast. Last few days, no eggs - no problems ! Is there a link here?...,,,,

4
F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on May 25, 2012
at 01:30 PM

Eggs make me gassy too. Very disappointing as I love them.

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21430)

on May 25, 2012
at 05:38 PM

I was going to point out... "faaaarts!". My weightlifting training partner has an intolerance to eggs and garlic. If I ever get mad at his wife I'll make sure to slip him some egg whites in his protein shakes and some garlic tabs labeled "Creatine".

2e1591c76896828077b930de5107f1af

on September 25, 2012
at 01:38 PM

yeah it makes me gassy too, my dad hates it lol

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6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on May 25, 2012
at 12:13 PM

The symptoms of an egg intolerance are usually an intolerance to eggs.

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on May 25, 2012
at 12:41 PM

You took the words from my mouth.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on May 25, 2012
at 12:56 PM

Such a useful "answer."

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on May 25, 2012
at 09:56 PM

"Thanks" MathGirl :). I have to agree with Kasra on this one. If you eat eggs and then have digestion issues, this would be a pretty good sign of an intolerance.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on November 25, 2012
at 12:15 PM

-1 Gee, how useful. How about providing some actual symptoms instead of a circular definition.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on January 04, 2013
at 09:36 PM

Rawdawg, I don't think that the question deserves any more time that the answer given. -1 you douchebag!

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7bad6c4e7d681fab6a4aa4580f442e0c

(707)

on February 09, 2013
at 09:24 PM

I would eat eggs for breakfast almost every morning, and like clockwork, would experience extreme, pregnant-like bloat and gas after eating them. I cut them out this past August and the bloat went away completely and I literally dropped 5 lbs in a week just from eliminating the eggs. I haven't touched them since, and my gastro symptoms have, overall, been much improved. Sad considering I used to love them, but not worth feeling like shit!

2
Ff198c10ab8758a113c6d7f83a275694

on September 25, 2012
at 10:14 AM

I am zinc deficcient, so am intolerent to eggs. I take zinc tablets to help me break down the sulphur in them, which eliminates the problems!

2
Ddfc46d6cad7806af92187643179e2cc

(120)

on May 26, 2012
at 12:06 PM

thanks to all. I will try not to eat eggs for a month and see.

2
14e1dbdd25db00d2c9db36d6a695f6cb

on May 25, 2012
at 11:04 PM

Don't know if this will be helpful, but I was reading up a while back about egg allergy, and I thought it was interesting that it's the sulphur in eggs that makes you get the stinky farts. Other high sulpher foods like onions and cruciferous veges can do it too.

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5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on May 25, 2012
at 12:46 PM

I don't know the technical criteria for egg intolerance.

However, in situations like this, I would defer to common sense.

1
3b498b0eeb79345f9c8660cb37c6a3ac

on March 28, 2013
at 07:22 AM

My symptoms from eggs are extreme flatulence which has a nasty, embarrassing sulphurous smell, and a churning in my bowels preceding an explosive, loose stool. If I eat even the tiniest amount of egg in a cake or whatever, I get these symptoms. If I avoid eggs completely, no symptoms. I read on the internet that some people lack the digestive enzyme required to digest the protein in eggs. This then passes undigested into the bowel, where the bacteria that live there have to digest it. This causes the symptoms that I experience.
I'm interested in trying the zinc to see if it will make any difference. Also interested in the bit about soy-fed chickens as I know that soy gives me loads of flatulence too. But how to get eggs produced by hens which are not fed soy? Besides keeping my own and that's not possible in town.

1
1cd145c26a07eef5fa4b013cb290ab67

on February 09, 2013
at 03:19 PM

It took me 20+ years of gastro distress to finally learn that I have an intolerance to eggs. Not an allergy according to an allergist. Figured it out on my own after years of Dr's visits. Once I cut out eggs everything changed for me. You do need to be careful and read ingredant labels. I used to love eggs. I've learned to live without them.

1
E7e57f3e3a156df4072ca85d463f8ed3

(358)

on November 25, 2012
at 04:38 PM

Hard-boiled eggs make me gassy, but scrambled, fried, soft-boiled or poached do not. Maybe there is a different chemical reaction that occurs when the yolk turns into a sulfur ball.

1
5e155c423ca9f90dcc88f7fd82a3f216

on November 25, 2012
at 02:58 AM

Severe acne! Been treated for acne for over 10 years and finally figured out it was eggs. I had no other bad symptoms from eggs. I no longer eat anything with eggs. Be careful of baked goods, salad dressing and marshmallow fluff.

1
19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on September 25, 2012
at 01:51 PM

My face breaks out and I have to go lay down. Sucks so bad.

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2e1591c76896828077b930de5107f1af

on September 25, 2012
at 01:39 PM

GASSSS.... that is all.. lol

1
0859683443aff4a9d341606dbd326d32

(137)

on September 25, 2012
at 12:55 PM

My egg intolerance causes me to get severe acne breakouts! It sucks so much that I've actually created a phobia of eggs for myself haha. There are more symptoms as well, but that's the most evident. When I eat an egg, anytime between an hour to a week after I get a stabbing stomach pain in my upper right abdomen where my gall bladder is. Ultrasound tests and a colonoscopy came back fine so I finally got my blood checked for allergies...yup! Eggs.

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B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

(11488)

on September 25, 2012
at 10:16 AM

When you find yourself saying "I don't hate eggs, some of my best friends are eggs".

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7bad6c4e7d681fab6a4aa4580f442e0c

(707)

on August 19, 2012
at 02:58 AM

I've had the strangest bloating for months now. On a whim, I decided to cut out eggs one day last week and the day after my bloating completely went away. While this makes me extremely sad considering how much I love eggs, I'm happy to have found out the culprit. I bought a dozen completely pastured, no-grain duck eggs to see if I'll be able to eat them without issues. Hoping so.

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9b0a4701e373d4dd13831cfb9b13f42d

(1677)

on August 18, 2012
at 09:56 PM

I had a small rash on my forehead near between my ears that persisted since I went Paleo, I was even taking a prescription medicine for it and it just wouldn't completely go away. one week off of eggs and it completely disappeared.

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B1a880d2eda593484f74728cedbc6cfb

on June 28, 2012
at 12:18 AM

I cannot eat eggs at all because I get severe stomach cramps and feverish..along with flu type symptoms from both ends. I also cannot eat raw onion or a lot of garlic which is an allicin allergy. Are these three things related somehow?

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(0)

on November 25, 2014
at 01:40 PM

I seem to have the same thing too! Have u read or heard anything more about it?

382d21cae5f503630ccdcce8051091c2

on November 14, 2014
at 12:41 PM

I have similiar problems with eggs and onion and garlic so maybe there is some sort of relation.

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88a669ef87f8138d6bbfbdace533a482

on May 25, 2012
at 11:56 PM

I get a bad migraine 2 days later. I tried them again recently--deviled eggs on Easter, made with homemade mayonnaise--and still had the migraine. I miss eggs but they're literally not worth the headache.

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601f0d58432853ebdb47dbe21f129022

on May 25, 2012
at 02:09 PM

I had the same problem with bloating. I had blood work done and an abdominal scan and everything came back normal. Went back to my food journal and finally figured out it was eggs. Doc told me it was an egg allergy.

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92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

on May 25, 2012
at 01:31 PM

I don't know if this is the case for everyone, but I experience excessive burping and flatulence that makes me hate myself. I also experience bloating. The symptoms are milder when I eat scrambled eggs instead of hard-boiled eggs.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on May 25, 2012
at 01:35 PM

So I don't eat eggs anymore!

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5993684d4a64c9a70b1c97deb7cc5cbd

on June 21, 2016
at 04:32 PM

 I would have to agree with Erin33. Eggs make me tired and by body feels like jello about 30 min.- 1 hour after eating the. Today i just ate 1 hard boiled egg (pastured). Also my nose gets stuffed up, itchy throat and ears. Breathing becomes a little more difficult. And I get sleepy. I get super sound sensitive and irriatable and angry.

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Af9e23fd927bacc1ad31e83db69f454e

on February 27, 2014
at 04:21 PM

Based on pure speculation, this intolerance so many people experience when eating eggs might be explained by the fact that paleolithic peoples likely did not eat large amounts of eggs very frequently. My guess is that it would have been very difficult and not worth the effort or reward for those peoples to search for eggs every day. Thus, our bodies are not evolved to tolerate such frequent large amounts of eggs. One question I have is whether anyone on this forum also experiences a chicken meat allergy or intolerance?

0
94a76115667f84c8db6a380cc7fd6f45

on September 22, 2013
at 02:37 AM

I developed egg intolerance when I was ten. A decade later I still only eat omelettes maybe once a year because the experience is not worth the pain. Technically I'm only intolerant to the whites, as is my mother. The symptoms of egg white intolerance are somewhat a mix between an allergy and what you may get with lactose intolerance: tingly lips and tongue, swelling, nausea, difficulty breathing, high blood pressure and heart rate, stomach cramps, bloating, gas. When I was working in a restaurant I would find a rash on my hands when they made mayonnaise even if I never touched the eggs. It still amazes me that I'm still technically only intolerant and not allergic! I find that if I have to eat chicken eggs, I need to drink about 300mls of water to every egg just to stop the worst of the reaction (difficulty breathing). While I am high reactive I am not allergic- it's the difference between whether your body can metabolise eggs or thinks it's an invading disease.

Being intolerant (and allergic) to egg whites is far more common than being intolerant to the whole egg, so try just eating yolks. I've also found I can handle quail eggs, but duck eggs give me a similar reaction.

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C4cbee65f912f27dfea75ada9a244612

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on August 28, 2013
at 12:47 PM

I am only allergic to egg yolks, and I get nauseas and gassy for about two hours immediately after consuming them. I stick to egg whites now and I am fine!

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3a7179dfe933bf811602ee9c6ef737af

on August 28, 2013
at 12:35 PM

My naturopath tested me for food intolerances. I'm intolerant of egg and fruit combined with refined white sugar. After being off of eggs, I have strong fingernails for the first time in my life. It's easy to avoid eggs, not so fruit and sugar. So I know it's the eggs. Improved IBS symptoms too. Love my new nails!

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B540614727566d591f0658fef14da456

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on August 21, 2013
at 01:03 AM

I have a egg white sensitivity and so does my 4 year old son. We realized that it gives us anger outbursts and paranoia. My husband and I went to a naturopath to get our sensativities tested and once we realized that it explained a lot of nonsense arguments.

I also have found other people who as well react with outburst of rage or anger after eating even a small amount of egg white. (in mayo) and who are tested for egg sensitivity.

When we were first married he would make me these huge omelettes for Saturday morning and then we would fight all afternoon. Really intense fights but not over anything serious enough to warrant an argument. After I went to the naturopath and then cut out eggs for 6 weeks we then tried a large omelette again to see what my reaction would be. We had no idea that the two things were connected. But that afternoon I again was enraged by something and we began to piece it together.

Its like clockwork now that if I eat any egg that within 24 hours I experience anxiety, anger, paranoia. There is a site that has researched this further: http://www.alternativementalhealth.com/articles/brainallergies.htm

I wish more people knew about how this affects people. Its made a huge difference in my life knowing this.

Af9e23fd927bacc1ad31e83db69f454e

on February 27, 2014
at 04:16 PM

Are you also sensitive in the same way to chicken meat itself?

0
6972bda9394eb34cdca724cdbfc744f5

on May 01, 2013
at 01:19 PM

My first sign of an egg intolerance is a burning sensation on the roof of my mouth. Not long after that the gastric distress shows up.

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0b4326a4949718451a8571b82558dc10

on November 25, 2012
at 04:56 AM

I decided to take a break from eggs for a while...

It's been about a week. No real energy, mood, or digestion improvements but one thing I have noticed is that the dark circles under my eyes have started to lift.

I'm pretty exited. Hope it keeps up.

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963322f175cdd4c5f7d52cc372b3a167

on August 19, 2012
at 05:22 AM

The symptoms? Most prominently, I'd say, would be that you simply can't tolerate them.

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on August 19, 2012
at 05:13 AM

I seem to tolerate no more than 3 eggs in the morning scrambled with onion, tuna, garlic, and 2 tomatoes with lots of salt and cumin. But if I fry eggs I feel funny afterwards.

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on May 25, 2012
at 12:56 PM

Introduced eggs yesterday. N got a small headache. :(..Not sure though.

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on March 14, 2013
at 08:31 PM

The yolk (yellow) part of the egg is NOT the "most nutritious". It is mostly fat and is what the developing embryo lives on during growth. The white of the egg is where the protein is that becomes a chick (if the egg is fertilized). People frequently get this wrong because they think of baby chicks as being yellow and the yolk is yellow, but these are the facts. The white is where the nutrition - protein - is. There is more cholesterol in the yolk because it is fat.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on March 14, 2013
at 08:43 PM

Seriously? First, the yolk is not fat (in the sense that it isn't only fat). Second, while the white is nearly completely albumin, the yolk actually has a variety of nutrients. Third, do you believe in the hypothesis of dietary cholesterol raising serum cholesterol? Most here don't, so you're going to need to back that up. Fourth - your "that's where the chick comes from" idea is bat shit crazy.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on March 14, 2013
at 08:46 PM

only about 60% of the protein is in the whites, the rest is in the yolk. Beyond that the only benefit to the white is the Magnesium (of which it has 80% of the eggs total content). Everything else (and we are talking about Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, B6, Folate, B12, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, DHA, and Carotenoids) is in the yolk. Also the majority of the allergy is to the whites.

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