Egg Allergy – when will it go away?
Does egg avoidance in the first year prevent an egg allergy?
No! Egg avoidance is not recommended. There seems to be a window of opportunity for foods such as egg to be introduced – between 4-8 months. Early introduction of egg, in small amounts, might help induce tolerance.
A breastfed baby, with mother eating egg, will be exposed to small fragments of egg – that might either lead to tolerance or egg allergy.
In high-risk infants, egg avoidance by the mother may be necessary if the baby is developing eczema.
Children with a history of an egg reaction often start tolerating small amounts in cooking after two years.