Egg allergy

@gxnfly (1147)
China
May 20, 2008 9:43pm CST
I'm very allergic to eggs or egg products. What can I use as a substitute in recipes? I doubt there is an answer to it. Eggs are everywhere. Not only are they served for breakfast, but they're also in all sorts of foods - from cakes to bread.That's too bad,when you can only sniff the delicious smell of a cake ,but can't eat it. Some may say,"Having an egg allergy doesn't have to be a big thing ,all you need to do is not to eat it." Well,that's not quite true.Living with an egg allergy means you have to be aware of what you're eating and read food labels carefully everytime. I've looked up for many informations about egg allergy.It seems that if you suffer from an egg allergy, strictly avoiding eggs and food containing egg and egg products is the only way to prevent a reaction. Eggs in themselves aren't bad, but when you're allergic to them, your body thinks they are.When a person with an egg allergy eats a food that contains eggs ,it can cause allergy symptoms like wheezing, nausea, headache, stomachache, and itchy hives. Severe allergy can be instantaneous.It gives me a pretty good stomachache once I take a tiny bite of a cake. Always check the label ingredients before you use a product.
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@hanirose (307)
• Philippines
21 May 08
for baking here are some substitutes for recipes that call for egg ingredients. note: you can only use this when you are substituting from 1 to 3 eggs. 1- mix 1 teaspoon baking powder with 1 tablespoon liquid and 1 tablespoon vinegar. 2- dissolve 1 teaspoon yeast to 1/4 cup warm water 3- mix 1 & 1/2 tablespoons of water with 1 &1/2 tablespoons oil and 1 teaspoon baking powder 4- mix 1 packet of gelatin with 2 tbsp water.
@hanirose (307)
• Philippines
21 May 08
i forgot to add 1 tablespoon of apricot puree can also be an egg substitute in baking. But only substitute up to three eggs.
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• Indonesia
21 May 08
hi, gxnfly, i'm not allergic to eggs, but i don't eat it. since i'm vegetarian (you know, there are meat, fismany kinds of veg. the don't generally eat meat, fish, garlic, onion, eggs, mushroom. some of them still eat egg and mushroom, even garlic. i don't eat meat, fish, garlic, onion, eggs, mushroom, but still drink milk). at the first time yes, it's difficult not to eat eggs. but now that's not the problem anymore. actually there are lots of cakes which don't contain eggs.
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@gxnfly (1147)
• China
21 May 08
I thought vegetarians just don't eat meat.Why don't you eat egg,fish,garlic,oinion,eggs or mushroom?Is there any restrictions or something?
@dragon54u (31651)
• United States
21 May 08
You can eat cake! Go here: http://www.foodallergy.org/allergens/egg.html They have some substitutes for eggs that will work and not harm you. Now, bake a cake and let me know how it comes out!
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@gxnfly (1147)
• China
21 May 08
.Thanks for your tip.I will try if I have any chance.
@Madona1 (2099)
• Gibraltar
21 May 08
Hello there, it is pity that you cannot eat egg due to the allergic issue. For people like me have no food allergic problem should realize how lucky we are and appreciate the food we can enjoy and taste. Hopefully you won’t miss out many delicious foods. Following your post, I wish the bakery and restaurant can consider making more foods without egg for the consumers who have the allergic problem.
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@jawaharks (590)
• India
21 May 08
i like egg a lot. daily im eating two eggs. sorry for you.
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@kun2349 (23473)
• Singapore
21 May 08
Egg may looks simple and not much harm, but in fact, alot of things contains egg.. I guess it must be really very hard for u to cook or when u'r eating out.. But can u eat chicken??
@gxnfly (1147)
• China
21 May 08
Yes,I eat chicken.Why did you ask that?Do you have chicken allergy?
@kun2349 (23473)
• Singapore
21 May 08
because egg comes from chicken, so i tot maybe u are allergic to chicken too.. But eggs, does it includes all eggs?? like duck eggs, salted eggs, bird eggs??
@longbangod (1791)
• Philippines
21 May 08
I am also allergic to eggs. I am very careful now because the effects to my skin is very abrupt. And its really hard having those inflammation and reddish on my skin. But I am not aware that I have to be careful also eating foods containing eggs. As you have said almost all kind of foods are cooked with eggs, like cakes, bread, etc wherein I also normally eat almost everyday. Im puzzled but I have to be careful really. Thanks for the info.
@gxnfly (1147)
• China
21 May 08
I guess you are not so allergic to eggs as me,since you can eat egg products.That's good,at least you can eat egg products. I'm very allergic to eggs or any egg products.One bite of a cake,I will get really sick and have a stomachache in about an hour.
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
27 May 08
it's really sad if you have this illness because you can't eat any thing you want. you are right you should be careful in selecting or choosing right food for you because you will be the one suffer the consequences if you violate the warnings. be careful on the food you eat.
@whittby (3073)
• United States
26 May 08
My son has an egg allergy, but he is lucky that now he can have foods with egg in them and may have actually outgrown the allergy by now. I was looking for my peanut butter cookie recipe and couldn't find it. I did find the following one on Allrecipes.com and it is just about the same as the one I used. I always just sour the milk if I don't have buttermilk. Eggless Peanut Butter Cookies Rated: 5 out of 5 by 61 members Yields: 24 servings "I am allergic to eggs and I've been using this recipe for over 40 years." INGREDIENTS: 1 cup shortening 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1 cup white sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup buttermilk 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets. 2. Mix the shortening, peanut butter, white sugar, brown sugar and buttermilk until smooth and fully combined. 3. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt to the peanut butter mixture and mix until well blended. 4. Drop cookies 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork that has been dipped in flour. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 2008 Allrecipes.com Printed from Allrecipes.com 5/25/2008
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
24 May 08
I was allergic to eggs when I was a child. My mom baked without eggs but I know alot of the prepackaged stuff I bought had eggs in it. That's probably why i had so many stomachaches when I was a child.I also couldn't take flu shots because of it. The doctor explained to mom that the medicine was grown from an egg. I would start throwing up before I got out the door so finally they quit trying to give it to me.
• United States
24 May 08
I have a very severe egg allergy as well. Even the tiniest bit can throw me into shock and kill me. I know of a couple of powders that work as egg subsitutes, but I have something much better. I have a complete recipe book filled with recipes for cakes, cookies, brownies, breads, pastries, everything sweet...without egg. It's not about a subsitute, its about the correct combination of ingredients to make recipes work. Let me know if there are any specific recipes you would like...I'd be glad to send you my recommendations from the book! I'm not sure if the book is still being published. It was done locally by a local woman whose daughter was also allergic to eggs.
• China
23 May 08
Ah,I do not like eggs,either. But not as serious as you~\..
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
22 May 08
I have a cousin who's allergic to eggs. Her list of substitutes when she's cooking that she uses are 1) Egg Replacer - follow directions on box. (I can't remember the brand.) 2) 2 tbsp corn starch = 1 egg 3) 2 tbsp potato starch = 1 egg 4) 1 heaping tbsp soy powder + 2 tbsp water = 1 egg 5) 1 tbsp soy milk powder + 1 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water = 1 egg. 6) 1 banana = 1 egg in cakes. - I'm not sure if she adds water to the powder items or not. There was some sort of flour she also uses to replace eggs. I know as well that theres a liquid form of egg substitute available in Canada because she buys it. We also had a lady that was a regular during the summers when i worked at a restaurant that would bring in her own egg substitute for us to cook her with her toast and bacon. She refused to let us stock the stuff because she was pretty particular on the brand and how long it had been open.
@dragxgt (119)
• Philippines
22 May 08
dont eat eggs why dont you just eat the grown egg "THE CHICKEN" hehehe if you have an allergy on egg you can try cooking egg using vegetable oils better cook the egg well (roasted egg =) ) BTW do u eat raw eggs i mean uncooked eggs.?
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
21 May 08
Hi gxnfly! Oh, I am really sorry to know that you have egg allergy. It must be really hard on you. Is there any medication that you can take so that when you eat an egg or any by product of eggs, you won't be suffering the symptoms of the allergies? You see, my sister in law is allergic to all kinds of meat and there are only 2 kinds of fishes that she don't have any allergic reaction from. Basically, she could only eat vegetables. However, her doctor gave her a medication that enable her to eat meat and fishes. This medicine prevented the symptoms to be full blown when she has an allergic attack because of eating those food. Take Care and God Bless! Happy Mylotting!
• Philippines
21 May 08
i used to be allergic to everything, there's actually this treatment or some kind of vaccination where you can get rid of your allergies, that's what i used and now my condition isn't that worse.