Embarrassing Bodies Kids: Episode 3

Egg allergy

The UK has the highest rate of allergy in Europe with a staggering 1 in 3 of us suffering. Three year old Charlie’s allergy is a real worry for his mum, at seven months old, after eating scrambled egg on toast, Charlie suffered anaphylactic shock. Although Charlie has stopped eating eggs, he still has a little swelling and spots around his mouth when he eats any food. Dr Pixie sends Charlie to an immunologist to check his reaction to several known allergens. 90% of food allergies are caused by eight foods; egg, peanuts, tree-nuts, fish, shellfish, milk, wheat and soy. After being tested, it is clear that Charlie is only allergic to egg, which children can grow out of as they get older.

The EB team would like to thank:
Spire Southampton Hospital
Dr. Mich Lajeunesse, Consultant in Paediatric Allergy

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Hi my son is 4 yerar old but he have lots of allergy like agg, dry, fish, nuts, gluten, soy, he have asthma and eczema im a mether but I fell some time so bad for my son he havent that many food for him now thay give him epipan can u say to me mor about

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