A 40-year-old member asked:
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is there medicine a lactose intolerant person can take to eat food containing lactose?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Not really: The over-the-counter lactaid may help though.
Answered on Oct 7, 2011
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
31 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Lact-aid (there are other brands) comes in capsules over-the-counter that you can take when eating lactose-containing foods.
Answered on Mar 27, 2018
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Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
? celiac: Do you have celiac disease? If so then a gluten free diet would be encouraged. Lactose intolerat patients do poorly with dairy products.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Yes: Although not too many foods would have Lactic Acid in them. The sugar is different from the acid and doesn't cause the same intolerance.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not Lactose: The fact that you don't do well with eggs and pizza, but do ok with cheese would tend to go against lactose intolerance (there is no lactose in eggs). ... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Unlikely: We have little evidence that "agitation" caused by food causes cancer in the GI tract(Stomach or Intestines)

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