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Allergic To Parmesan Cheese
Interesting question: Cheese allergy is typically an allergic reaction to milk or less likely the mold that was used to make real cheese like roquefort (blue cheese). I suspect processed cheese has minimal mold exposure. The heating of foods including milk products can break down (denature) the proteins and potentially make it less allergenic. An allergist could assist in testing to help sort this out. ...Read more
Cow's milk allergy: As with all traditional "IgE-mediated" food allergy, they include mild itching to full blown anaphylactic shock. If allergic, straight cow's milk, Lactaid, ice cream, yogurt and cheese all provoke a reaction. Sometimes, however, cow's milk allergic patients can tolerate extensively heated cow's milk (casein) contained in baked goods, cakes, cookies, brownies; check w allergist first, though. ...Read more
Try goat cheese: If allergic to cheddar, it likely cow milk protein that is the cause. Any cow milk based cheese is likely a problem. If the kid can tolerate or other cow milk based cheeses, it is likely not a true allergy. Goat cheese (feta) is an alternative that avoids the cow milk protein. ...Read more
Simply: no.: I am not aware of any unique allergens in mozzarella that are not in all milk products. Of course, the history of your symptoms is very important in figuring out what is causing them. ...Read more
Cheese: Do you also get cramps and bloating? If so you may be lactose intolerant, this is not an allergy but if that is the Case it can be remedied by taking lactaid tablets ...Read more
Is it possible to be allergic to all types of cheese except mozzarella? This doesn't make sense to me.
Possible: If one is allergic to dairy and/or the fungus used to ferment it to cheese, then an allergic reaction is possible. Since the fungus used may vary in type or quantity, one may not be reacting to all the cheeses. However, if one were allergic to the cow protein from cheese, then one would likely be allergic to all of them ...Read more
Hi my daughter is allegic to chocolate and cheese and blue milk and and not she has been really sick with green milk?
Dairy allergy: If your child vomits with milk chocolate, cheese and milk it is most likely a dairy allergy. If your child is just lactose intolerant they may do better with skim milk versus whole milk. Keep a journal of what foods they react to and take it in to your physician so they can help you figure it out. ...Read more
Milk allergy: Milk allergy in a 31 year old is very rare. I suggest you get tested by an allergist to know if this is right. You my be lactose intolerant, but I doubt you are allergic. If indeed you are allergic, having cheese is not a good idea unless it is soy based ...Read more
When I eat cheese or things like that I feel like if there's sick in my head. It also happens randomly. I'm not allergic to anything.
Tipping point: Maybe you are allergic or sensitive to dairy or other foods. Your doc or a nutritionist can test you. We can tolerate a certain amount of offending foods but when then reach a tipping point we have symptoms. Peace and good health. ...Read more
How come my son can eat yogurt and cheese with no problem but has allergic reaction to a full glass of milk?
Allergy to milk: Are you sure it is a allergic reation? If the symptoms are intestinal pain and diarrhea then he may have lactose intolerance due to milk sugar lactose not being digested. Yogurt has less lactose than milk and that is why it may be eaten with problem. If it is allergy, then a whole glass of milk carries a lot more allergic portortion compared to yogurt. ...Read more
I wasn't allergic to cheese/milk anytime before now, could I be now? I wonder if I'm eating/drinking too much. Could this cause constipation?
Is it possible to be allergic to ice cream but not milk or cheese? I can drink milk &eat cheese but within 15 min after icecream I am in terrible pain
Other things: Do some home work make list of all ingedients and then give the list to your allergist, might be gum, dye, flavors and might be iintolerence. ...Read more
Good question: Better be cautious, even if you consumed the blue cheese before, but mind you, allergy to amoxicllin, or to any drug, at times is rather a side effect not a true allergy, rash developing if you have viral illness and receive amoxicllin can be interpreted as allergic reaction, at any rate, try to avoid the blue cheese, keep an antihistaminic and an epinephrine pen handy, till you see an allergist ...Read more
Which people r allergic to whey protein r they also allergic with milk n cheese plz tell why they r allergic towards whey protein?
Whey: Is one of the 2 major milk proteins, the other is casein, the more abundant, many people become allergic to whey early in their lives but overcome this sensitivity later, whey is still present in dairy products, despite extensive processing, including heating, of cheese some people are still sensitive to the dairy products if originally sensitive to milk, better to avoid the dairy & c an allergist ...Read more
Are you allergic to milk if you can eat milk products like cheese and such but if you drink it you projectile vomit across the room?
Yes: Many people with milk allergy can tolerated baked milk and cheese. If you have questions, consult an allergist. In the meanwhile, it would be best to avoid milk and creamy cheeses. ...Read more
I was told I was allergic to dairy years ago and when I ate cheese and icecream I would break out in itchy rashes which would go away after a couple days. I recently was diagnosed with crohns and have not gad any dairy in the last 3 months but seem to s
Cut off: Theresa you were cut off so I don't know your Q. Cow's milk allergy triggers (among other sx) an immediate, itchy welts (hives) that last minutes to hours, but not days. It seems you had reintroduced cow's milk. Not aware of relation to Crohn's/IBD. Other food allergies can be related, tho (food induced protocolitis-but this is blood in stool of babies). Resubmit w more detail. ...Read more
Bronchospasm? .....: The cough could be due to bronchospasm from an allergy to the foods mentioned. An allergy doctor may be needed to be certain of this diagnosis and for treatment. Avoid the foods that cause these symptoms until the diagnosis is made. If shortness of breath develops, seek emergent care in the er. ...Read more
I keep getting sharp stabbing pain left of stomach under ribs. Told allergic to milk. Told cheese and yogurt ok but no to milk. Is this ok? Why pain?
Not typical: Even severe food allergy does not cause stabbing pain under the ribs If you were told that you could eat yogurt and cheese, I suspect that your doctor thought you had lactose intolerance and not really milk allergy. Nonetheless, you need to talk to your doctor again or seek a 2nd opinion. Whatever it is, it is not from milk allergy. ...Read more
I have been allergic to bees, pcn, & milk. Two times I have ate spaghetti w/o cheese I break out in heavy & alot hives. Chicken causes diarrhea also?
Multiple allergies: First of: u need to keep an epinephrine injection and an antihistamine handy at all times for any accidental exposure to any of the stuff u r allergic 2. Second you need to c an allergist/immunologist for bee venom desensitization if needed, and proper guidance about the multiple food allergies/intolerance u have and the? PCN allergy, u may need to see a GI doctor 2.Check aaaai. Org 4 an allergist ...Read more
Blood test shows I'm allergic to cow's milk. Symptoms - hives, diarrhea. I'm 35. How can I improve? Can I still have cream, cheese, cake my favorite?
Unfortunately no: Not for now at least, if the history is truly suggestive of the symptoms and there is temporal relationship between consuming milk or dairy and the appearance of symptoms. You need to avoid all triggers, kindly an allergist for evaluation and follow up, keep an antihistaminic and probably epinephrine pen handy. Your allergist might run some blood tests, you may eventually outgrow this condition, ...Read more
Eczema on face & stomach cramps come after eating kefir & ice cream. Cheese only cause constipation. Could I be allergic to dairy with diff symptoms?
Not an allergy: Stomach cramps suggest lactose intolerance (LI) which develops when the small intestine does not make enough lactase, the enzyme needed to digest the lactose found in dairy products. Symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, cramps, bloating & gas. Your icon suggests you are black; LI is much more common in those of African descent. Limit lactose containing foods and try lactase enzymes or drops. ...Read more
Ate spaghetti squash (w/olive oil, goat cheese, salt, pepper). Nose swollen inside, sinusdrainage, asthma. Allergic to squash?!? Other food allergies.
Food allergy: If you ate the squash and had an immediate reaction (minutes to 2hrs) that included hives, swelling, shortness of breath, wheeze, throat tightness, vomiting or passing out then I would be concerned for a food allergy reaction. Would make an appointment with an allergist to determine what could be the culprit foods. Bring list of ingredients eaten that meal to appointment. Avoid foods until seen. ...Read more
Yes: For a pregnant woman, the parmesan cheese that she usually eats without problems, is also safe to eat during pregnancy. Parmesan is a "hard" cheese and has little risk for carrying listeria bacteria. Some of the "soft" cheeses, especially those that are not processed and not prepackaged, are more risky. It's best to avoid unpasteurized cheese and other unpasteurized dairy products. ...Read more
Obese. What is healthy approach to take toward temptations-cheese, cheesecake, fried eggplant parmesan? I struggle with portions/"just having a bit."
Weight: Don't buy the foods you mention and do not keep them in your home. Try to stick to a plant based diet similar to the mediterranean diet and begin an exercise program slowly. Consult with an exercise physiologist who can help you devise both a nutrition and exercise plan and who will help monitoring your progress. Best. ...Read more