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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Is milk protein allergy and milk protein intolerance the same thing? (Not talking about lactose intolerance).

Is milk protein allergy and milk protein intolerance the same thing? (Not talking about lactose intolerance).

No: you can have an intolerance with out having an allergy. An allergy can be occur when your body makes antibodies to the milk protein- and an intolerance doesnt necessarily have to be related to antibodies. The most common allergy is IgE mediated, with rash, swelling, hives. An intolerance may not cause those symptoms- they may cause diarrhea ...Read more

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Is rice milk soy formula or soy milk better for a toddler with milk intolerance?

Is rice milk soy formula or soy milk better for a toddler with milk intolerance?

More palateable: Either formula will work, however, there is an issue with palatability of the infant to tolerate the formula. Thus, its a matter of trying out the formula. Historically the soy based formula is more popular and also less expensive and readily available. Rice formula tends to be sold in certains stores. ...Read more

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Soy milk to make breast bigger?

Soy milk to make breast bigger?

No: The breasts enlarge naturally with weight gain, puberty, pregnancy and breast-feeding. The amount of soy you eat won't effect size. ...Read more

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Lactose intolerant: almond or soy milk?Can high sodium in almond make soy better choice?2cup of soy milk a day bad for a male? Soy cause breast growt

Lactose intolerant: almond or soy milk?Can high sodium in almond make soy better choice?2cup of soy milk a day bad for a male? Soy cause breast growt

Your choice...: I like almond milk. Soy milk causes me and many others to have large amounts of gas. If you don't have this problem, then use the soy as it has more protein. Otherwise, almond milk is a good choice so long as you don't have a nut allergy. Use the unsweetened version of either one... ...Read more

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How typical are sheep/goat milk allergies without cows milk allergies?

How typical are sheep/goat milk allergies without cows milk allergies?

Rare: Most of the time people with cow's milk allergy cross react to goat and sheep milk. The casein proteins share 87-98% of the same Amino Acids across all 3 species. Therefore it is possible to only be allergic to goat or sheep, but not very likely. Goat and sheep milk are not safe substitutes for people with anaphylactic reactions to cow's milk. ...Read more

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Does drinking milk increase breast milk?

Does drinking milk increase breast milk?

No: Nursing or pumping more often will increase milk supply. But it is important to stay hydrated and eat healthy when breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can toddlers drink goat milk due to cow milk allergies?

Can toddlers drink goat milk due to cow milk allergies?

Goat vs cows milk: There is very high degree (92%) of similarity between cows milk and goats milk. So the short story is no. If one wanted to try an alternative type of milk, then mare's milk is much less cross reactive. ...Read more

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Allergic to milk and soy based formulas?

Allergic to milk and soy based formulas?

Elemental formula: There are multiple brand of formula available that are either hydrolyzed or if the allergy is true ige mediated then there are 2 formula products available that are pure Amino Acid formulas (neocate and elecare) without any of the milk or soy protiens. ...Read more

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Is buffalo milk tolerable for cows milk allergy sufferers? Thanks

Is buffalo milk tolerable for cows milk allergy sufferers?
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Caution: There is a high degree of similarity between cow's milk and other mammalian milk including goat, sheep and water buffalo. Water buffalo milk is the source of buffalo mozzarella cheese eaten throughout the world. There is a case report of a milk allergic child who tolerated water buffalo milk, but a challenge like this should be done under the supervision of an allergist. ...Read more

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Could cows milk cause breast cancer?

Could cows milk cause breast cancer?

No: There are two causes of breast cancer. Those cases developing due to hereditary factors which represent about 5%of patients and those that are acquired. The major acquired cases are produced secondary to a virus, the mmtv virus that enters the epithelium of the duct attaching to the wnt-1 gene to produce a stimulating factor called b catenin which forces the cell to transform to malignancy. ...Read more

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Drinking almond vs cow milk during pregnancy?

Drinking almond vs cow milk during pregnancy?

No endorsement: I am not sure what you are asking since there is no question here. But medicine would be neutral on recommending one or the other products since both are fine and available. ...Read more

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Could whey protein dymatize with milk produce +1 protein in urine?

Could whey protein dymatize with milk produce +1 protein in urine?

Unlikely: Protein in urine , need careful evaluation for kidney function , you need to see your doctor , diet is unlikely cause. ...Read more

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Is soy milk considered in the milk yogurt cheese group?

Is soy milk considered in the milk yogurt cheese group?

NO: Question if soy milk is in the same group as "milk, yogurt, cheese" group. NO. Soy milk is soy based, which is a different protein than cow's milk protein. Traditional milk, yogurt, and cheese are made from cow's milk. All these have alternative to cow's milk, such as soy, almond, coconut, etc. ...Read more

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How 2 distinguish between baby acne, lactose intolerance, milk protein allergy, or soy allergy? I'm pumping + supplementing and don't know rash cause

How 2 distinguish between baby acne, lactose intolerance, milk protein allergy, or soy allergy? I'm pumping + supplementing and don't know rash cause

Rashes common: I'm assuming your baby is fairly new Rashes need to be seen for correct identification Most of the food sensitivities have intestinal symptoms as well such as gas, irritability. rashes in very young infants are common and you should see your doctor for a proper visual ID ...Read more

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What is "raw" milk considered as? Whole milk? Skimmed milk? 1%? 2%?

What is "raw" milk considered as? Whole milk? Skimmed milk? 1%? 2%?

Whole milk: Raw milk is considered whole milk. Doctors do not recommend drinking raw milk because there is risk of infection if milk is not pasteurized. ...Read more

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Is almond milk healthier than cows milk?

Is almond milk healthier than cows milk?

It depends: If you tolerate cow's milk, then enjoy it. Some folks are allergic and some folks are lactose intolerant. The anti-cow's milk militants tend to be militant vegetarians or animal-rights people, and there's little or no real science to support ordinary folks avoiding it. ...Read more

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Is almond milk diary or same as dairy milk?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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No: Almond milk is just a white liquid substitute for those who cannot tolerate dairy products (made from cows milk). It's similar to rice & soy milks in that water is added to finely ground almonds (or rice or soy etc) to make a milky white liquid. Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/almond_milk. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lactose intolerance and milk protein intolerance? (I'm not talking about the milk protein allergy).

What is the difference between lactose intolerance and milk protein intolerance? (I'm not talking about the milk protein allergy).

Enzyme deficiency : Lactose intolerance is when the body cannot easily digest lactose, which is a sugar found in milk and dairy products.Lactose intolerance occurs when the small intestine does not make enough of an enzyme called lactase. Your body needs lactase to digest lactose. Milk protein intolerance is an allergy. ...Read more

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Is almond milk ok to drink with a milk allergy?

Is almond milk ok to drink with a milk allergy?

Yes: Unless you are allergic to almond. If you are allergic to cow's milk, any "milk" made from rice, almond or whatever should be ok. ...Read more

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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Food Allergy (Definition)

An immune system reaction that occurs soon after eating a certain food. This often results in ...Read more