A member asked:

Am i lactose intolerant? if i drink milk eat ice cream or something like that i can't breathe through my nose and get sick. why is this? cheese is ok

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Elizabeth Yen answered

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology

Possible allergy: Nasal congestion is not a typical symptom for lactose intolerance. Rather, it fits better with an allergic reaction to milk protein. Lactose intolerance is the result of an inability to digest the sugar lactose. The consequence is excess gas, bloating, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort or pain.

Answered 7/24/2020



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