Navigation Links
People With Egg Allergy Can Safely Get Flu Shot: Experts
Date:1/23/2013

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Flu vaccination is safe for children and adults with an egg allergy, according to new research that is especially timely in light of the current widespread flu.

"The influenza vaccine is grown in chicken eggs; therefore, it contains trace amounts of egg allergen," Dr. James Sublett, chairman of the public relations committee at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, said in a college news release.

"It has been long advised that children and adults with an egg allergy do not receive the vaccination; however, we now know administration is safe," Sublett said. "Children and adults should be vaccinated, especially when the flu season is severe, as it is this year."

A study published in the December 2012 issue of the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology concluded that flu vaccine contains such a low amount of egg protein that it won't cause an allergic reaction in children with an egg allergy.

"The benefits of the flu vaccination far outweigh the risks," Sublett said. "The best precaution for children that have experienced anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction, after ingesting eggs in the past is to receive the vaccination from an allergist."

Each year in the United States, the flu leads to the hospitalization of more than 21,000 children younger than age 5. But up to 2 percent of children may not receive the flu vaccine this year, and egg allergy is a major reason, according to the ACAAI.

Egg allergy is one of the most common food allergies in children, but about 70 percent of children outgrow the allergy by age 16.

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more about egg allergy in children.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, news release, Jan. 11, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. People seek high-calorie foods in tough times
2. Remedies For Heartburn
3. How Heartburn No More Can Help People Treat Acid Reflux Permanently - Tony Nguyen
4. People can Achieve New Year’s Resolutions and Avoid Self-Sabotage -- so say Authors Tanya Chernova and Joanna Andros in UNDERMIND, from Indigo River Publishing
5. Natural Psoriasis Treatment - How “Psoriasis Free For Life” Helps People Treat Skin Conditions Naturally – Health Reviews
6. Amputations among people with diabetes can be reduced by 50 percent
7. People with low risk for cocaine dependence have differently shaped brain to those with addiction
8. Diet Plan To Lose Weight
9. How “The Healthy Way Diet” Can Help People Burn Fat Naturally – Health Review Center
10. Mayo Clinic: Skin problems, joint disorders top list of reasons people visit doctors
11. Dr. Sam Speron Tips On How People Can Spot Breast Implants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
People With Egg Allergy Can Safely Get Flu Shot: Experts
(Date:5/25/2016)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... May 25, ... ... of Medicine and Florida International University (FIU) Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine announced ... receive a Medical Doctor Degree and Global Health Certificate from AUA and a ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... The World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) ... The focus of ADDMI-IG will be geared towards how using molecular imaging can ... ADDMI-IG WMIS will provide a platform for productive discussions about the implementation of ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... TransactRx announces the release of enhanced ... service claims by Pharmacy Benefit Managers that were submitted by Retail Clinics and ... Cross Benefit Clearinghouse receives standard professional medical claims submitted from the retail clinic’s ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... For more than fifty years, we've suffered whiplash as each new scientific study ... to the latest nutritional advice – advice that was supposed to keep us healthy and ... 3 American adults are considered to be overweight and more than 1 in 3 adults ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... Consumer access to organic foods and grower ... a maker of whole grain cereals and other plant-based foods, will introduce the first ... red winter wheat processed by Hesco/Dakota Organic Products. , The transitional designation means the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... May 25, 2016  According to Kalorama Information, the ... in 2015.  Though these are challenging times in ... for success for companies that remain optimistic and ... new growth prospects medical device companies spend a ... development (R&D) than do companies in other industries.  ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... NEW YORK , May 25, 2016 ... Device Market Size, Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast ... Insulin Syringe, Insulin Pump and Others)" published by P&S ... valued at $9,998.3 million in 2015, and it is ... 2016-2022. Based on type, the insulin pump segment is ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... 25, 2016 As illustrated by ... this month, the numbers and momentum of cannabis in ... into the billions, more research and development push the ... State of Legal Marijuana Markets Report  from from ArcView ... much of the increase in sector is attributed to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: