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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: The lactose intolerant person is either born without the enzyme needed to digest lactose, or looses it with age. It can be temporary after a bowel in ... Read More

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
26 years experience Pediatrics
No: Lactose intolerance is common among adults, but is extremely rare in babies. All mammal milk (including human milk) contains lactose, and the chances ... Read More
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
No: No, lactose intolerance does not exist in infants. The earliest this entity will show up is after 2 years old and likely still very rare until age 5 ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: A baby can develop transient lactose intolerance after a bad diarrhea. It seldom lasts more than a week or two, and healing is delayed if lactose cont ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Silk is soy milk (the whey from fermenting soy). There are no milk products in it, thus no lactose.
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Soy = ok: Soy based products are ok.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Yen
19 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes: Lactose intolerance can develop in adulthood. It can be primary loss of lactase enzyme activity which is genetically programmed. It can also be second ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Diet and pills: Lactose intolerance tends to persist once one develops it. Trying avoiding foods with lactose or find alternatives that are lactose-free. You can also ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not enough info: Can what mean you are lactose intolerant?
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Decreased lactase : You body is not producing enough lactase enzyme to digest lactose. You can take lactaid or similar product with dairy products to help.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Breath testing: There is a simple breath test that many labs run to diagnose lactose intolerance.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Simple test: Try avoiding all milk products for a week and then try the lactaid brand of milk/cheese/ice cream. If you don't have any problems with those then you ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Trial and error: Lactose intolerance tends to give you bloating and gas after eating dairy. The best way to see if you're lactose intolerant is to cut Dairy out of you ... Read More

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