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My child is 10 months old and has cow milk allergy. Can I try giving her some cheese?

My child is 10 months old and has cow milk allergy. Can I try giving her some cheese?

Depends: Goat cheese would not have the risk associated with cow milk exposure. If you kid has a true milk allergy, and not just lactose intolerance, you should avoid any milk bearing product. Please clarify this with the kids doc. ...Read more

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My baby has been diagnosed with cow milk allergy, what quantity of nutramigen formula do I add to each ounce of water?

My baby has been diagnosed with cow milk allergy, what quantity of nutramigen formula do I add to each ounce of water?

Cow milk allergy: The instructions for making up formula for your baby is illustrated on the can. It's usually one measure for every 2 ounces of water. Nutramigen also comes ready-to-feed so that you do not have to go to the trouble of making the formula. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding. Can I take herbellife soy protienn mix and any supplement? My baby get cow milk allergy from my milk.

I am breastfeeding. Can I take herbellife soy protienn mix and any supplement? My baby get cow milk allergy from my milk.

Breastfeeding: Please be very cautious about taking supplements while breastfeeding because of impurities that might be detrimental to your baby. Your baby will not develop cow milk allergy by breastfeeding. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cow milk allergy?

What are the symptoms of cow milk allergy?

A variety!: Depending on the patient, cow milk allergy symptoms can include:itchy mouth/throat, facial &/or airway swelling, difficulty breathing or talking, cough, wheeze, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (can be bloody), poor weight gain or even weight loss in kids, flushing, hives, eye redness, itch, &/or swelling, runny, itchy, &/or stuffy nose, sneezing, abdominal pain, feeling of impending doom and even shock or cardiac arrest! ...Read more

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Bf 6 wk old he has cow milk allergy I'm trying to stay dairy free but found out something's I eat have dairy, would goat formula be best or breastfeed?

Bf 6 wk old he has cow milk allergy I'm trying to stay dairy free but found out something's I eat have dairy, would goat formula be best or breastfeed?

Breastfeeding Best: Food protein-induced proctitis/proctocolitis is caused by proteins from cow's milk, which are ingested through breast milk or standard cow's milk based formulas. Treatment consists of complete elimination of cow's milk from the diet. Breastfeeding is always best. Strict avoidance is key, read labels and stay vigilant. Good news is that sensitivity resolves by one year of age in almost all infants. ...Read more

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I'm interested to know if there is really a correlation between eczema and milk allergy in infants whether it can develop at 5 months old.

I'm interested to know if there is really a correlation between eczema and milk allergy in infants whether it can develop at 5 months old.

Yes: Eczema can develop at any time after about age 2 months and can be triggered by milk allergy. Dry skin is the major issue and thus using a moisturizer after bathing and again in 12 hrs is a must. ...Read more

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Is a milk allergy in an infant a symptom of autism?

Is a milk allergy in an infant a symptom of autism?

No, it is not: A milk allergy can occur at any time. I developed it two years ago. This is a pure milk allergy without any difficulty with lactose intolerance. I have a daughter with the same condition and yet my autistic grandson does not have that symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Hi, is it possible to have milk allergy and lactose intolerance at the same time? Because if I will drink cow and soy milk, the symptoms will be the same

Hi, is it possible to have milk allergy and lactose intolerance at the same time? Because if I will drink cow and soy milk, the symptoms will be the same

Confusing question: Studies show that around 40% of those with bovine milk allergy will have a soy allergy. Lactose is the sugar in bovine milk and about 1/4 adults are lactose intolerant. Some confuse lactose intolerance with milk allergy, they are not the same. This can show up in childhood or emerge later. ...Read more

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Hi my child, 7month, refuse to take cow milk or cerelac (rice or cereals with milk) and if force her to eat she had vomiting and itching?

Hi my child, 7month, refuse to take cow milk or cerelac (rice or cereals with milk) and if force her to eat she had vomiting and itching?

Lactose: Child should be evaluated for lactose intolerance since that is what is suggested by the history that you provide. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Baby may have cows milk allergy and doctor asked for urine sample which came back normal, what were they checking for?

No sure: The diagnosis of cow's milk allergy is usually suggested by the history of allergic symptoms after ingesting milk or eating dairy products. To confirm a milk allergy either skin tests by an allergist or blood tests for ige to milk can be obtained. There is no need for a urine test to assess for food allergies. ...Read more

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Do you recommend getting a allergy blood test for 6 months old baby? He currently has cow milk intolerance (he spits up a lot when he drinks non diges

Do you recommend getting a allergy blood test for 6 months old baby? He currently has cow milk intolerance (he spits up a lot when he drinks non diges

Unlikely to help you: Infants may have allergies to food items they were exposed to in the womb: cow milk & soy are two top offenders. Kids may also be intolerant to a formula that contains either. The allergy blood test can be falsely positive or negative, as can the skin test some allergists use. Lactose intolerance effects 1/4 kids & it is the sugar in cow milk & most likely issue for your kid. ...Read more

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Baby with severe milk allergy. What can one do?

Milk allergy: You need to see an allergist, they can test your baby, determine what he is allergic to and advise you on what to feed your baby and what to avoid, see a board certified allergist. Look one up at aaaai. Org or acaai. Org. ...Read more

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Can you give me some tips for overcoming milk allergy?

Can you give me some tips for overcoming milk allergy?

See an allergist: An allergist can monitor your child's milk allergy periodically. By following skin tests and/or blood tests to help determine the severity of your child's milk allergy, an allergist can help advise when it is safe to try to reintroduce milk again. Also, an allergist can help advise you which foods are okay to continue and which still need to be avoided based on the severity of the milk allergy. ...Read more

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What is a good source of calcium for children that have a cows milk allergy?

What is a good source of calcium for children that have a cows milk allergy?

Depends: There are a variety of sources depending on age and co-existing food allergies. Soy milk is a possible but 30% of cow milk allergic will be allergic to it. Goat milk or cheese, rice milk, etc. Older kids can simply be fed Tums wafers/tablets I a once or twice a day dosing based on size/need. These have enough calcium. The fluid/sugar & fat found in cow milk can be found in many sources. ...Read more

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Baby had milk allergy she's 6, thought she was over it 2 years ago-reflux, eczema were gone. Now had hives 2x/week after having icecream. Is it back?

Food allergies: The thing about food allergies is that our "allergy profile" changes with age. Also ice cream has eggs in it too. Could it be, that she has developed new allergy- ie. Egg allergy? Consult an allergy specialist. ...Read more

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How long will a milk allergy last in a baby and will it go away?

How long will a milk allergy last in a baby and will it go away?

Unpredictable: Most infants outgrow milk protein allergy by the age of 2 years--more importantly, about 80% of children will outgrow allergy to milk by the age of 5. See an allergist for appropriate testing and recommendations on when to reintroduce milk into your child's diet. ...Read more

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My 10 1/2 month old baby was just diagnosed with a slow onset milk allergy, what to do?

My 10 1/2 month old baby was just diagnosed with a slow onset milk allergy, what to do?

Avoidance: Not sure what "slow onset milk allergy" means. One is either allergic to milk or not. If one has ige mediated allergy to milk - suspected by history and confirmed by skin test and / or blood test - then strict avoidance is the treatment. Www. Foodallergy. Org is a good resource for milk free recipes. Depending on the type of milk allergy one need to also consider whether having an epi pen is needed. ...Read more

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How can I know if my baby has milk allergy? No vomiting no reflu only severe colic, she is 3 months now.

Rare but possible Dx: True milk allergy would produce 24/7 sx & could produces frothy pink stools with blood. Intolerance to a milk component may produce less intense sx. Use of a special hypoallergenic formula like ready to feed alumentum for 4-5 days would wash out the milk & calm baby if this were the issue. If baby is not noticeably better, other factors are involved. ...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? Thanks

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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My 15 week old baby has suddenly developed a rash all over his body! Could this be a milk allergy or would that have come before now?

My 15 week old baby has suddenly developed a rash all over his body! Could this be a milk allergy or would that have come before now?

Rash in newborn: Rash can be form various causes. It could be allergy but you have not stated if the baby is breast fed or formula fed. Some allergens pass thru the breast milk as well ; some babies are allergic to cow's milk proteins in the formula. Rash could be from other reasons as well. Baby should be seen by the pediatrician 4evaluation. It could b detergent/fabric softener/skin care prod. Used (baby/family. ...Read more

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My 13 week old is on 0.6mls ranitidine for reflux now my doctor think he has a cows milk allergy. He is fussy, won't nap and doesn't sleep through night?

Other suggestions: I agree that your son may have a cows milk allergy or lack of tolerance to milk. If there is a history of allergic disease in the family, a rash called eczema then it is more likely to be an allergic reaction. If he continues to spit up while on the medication, a dose adjustment for his weight may be needed. I would also suggest that he feed at around a 40 degree angle. ...Read more

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Which is better soy based or cow milk infant formula?

Which is better soy based or cow milk infant formula?

Depends on situation: Some folks prefer the bovine protein as more human like & there is some question whether the soy lives up to its quality. That said, most kids would never have any appreciable difference in growth/development either way. The exception comes if a kid is intolerant to one. If so, the other product or a specialty formula like alumentum would be less likely to cause GI symptoms. ...Read more

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Why are infants advised to stop drinking formula at 12 months? What can happen of my baby starts drinking cow milk at 11 months?

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Why are infants advised to stop drinking formula at 12 months? What can happen of my baby starts drinking cow milk at 11 months?

Misunderstanding: Cow's milk is allowed at 12 months but this doesn't mean formula has to be stopped at 12 months. A protein in the cow's milk called "heat labile protein" causes occult bleeding from infants' intestine and results in anemia. The intestinal mucosa become more resistant to the protein by 12 moths of age. ...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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Bf 3 mo old with cow milk protein allergy. Dairy free x4 wk, minimal soy intake. Symptoms improved but not resolved. Normal weight gain. What do I do next?

Bf 3 mo old with cow milk protein allergy. Dairy free x4 wk, minimal soy intake. Symptoms improved but not resolved. Normal weight gain. What do I do next?

Continue avoid milk: It takes time, so a continued milk an dairy elimination diet is in order. It would be important to read labels to make sure there is no "hidden" dairy in other foods. Also, there may be another food allergy besides milk. An allergist can assist in the search for the cause. ...Read more

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Can a milk allergy develop in a one year old?

Yes possible: 1 year olds can develop milk allergy. However, it is important to rule out other causes. Depending on what type of allergic reaction you think the milk is causing, there could be other contributing factors. Before eliminating a food from your child's diet, recommend seeing a specialist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What types of cheese can I feed a child who has a milk allergy?

Avoid bovine: With true bovine (cow) milk allergy, which is rare, you want to avoid any cow milk related products. (cheese or otherwise) feta cheese, made from goat milk is a reasonable product that is readily available. If your child has simple milk intolerance due to its lactose content (1/4 americans) many bovine cheeses have minimal amounts. Verify the difference-allergy vs intolerance, life might be easier. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between milk allergy and lactose intollerence?

Indigestion, allergy: Milk allergy is a term reserved for reactions due to allergy sensititivity to milk protein, resulting in immediate reaction including hives, breathing difficulty, vomiting and diarrhea. Lactose intolerance results from poor capacity to digest lactose, a sugar that is present in milk. Poor lactose digestion produce gas in excess, with cramping and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Please describe a good source of calcium for children that have a milk allergy?

Please describe a good source of calcium for children that have a milk allergy?

Lots of Stiuff: Fortified soy milk for beginners. Dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, turnips, and collard greens. Fortified orange juice. Sardines. Enriched breads, grains, and waffles. ...Read more

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Can having a milk allergy cause circles to form under the eyes?

Can having a milk allergy cause circles to form under the eyes?

Allergic shiners: Any allergy that causes nasal stuffiness will lead to dark, swollen circles under your eyes. This is called allergic shiners. Blood leaving your nose passes through a network of small veins below your eyes. Since allergy increases nasal blood flow, the increased blood in the veins below your eyes give the skin a bluish color. Plasma may leak out of these veins resulting in edema (swelling). ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of acid reflux or milk allergy?

What are the signs and symptoms of acid reflux or milk allergy?

GERD: Acid reflux causes central sternal burning, bloating, excessive burping and pain. It can be positional and worse at nighttime. Milk allergy is different from lactose intolerance. Milk allergy can cause rapid GI upset but might also have skin rashes, eczema flares, respiratory issues, etc. Lactose intolerance symptoms are strictly limited to GI upset. ...Read more

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Can a milk allergy cause acne?

Can a milk allergy cause acne?

Less likely: Depending on how old someone is, a true milk allergy can cause eczema-like rash, bloody diarrhea, hives, vomiting, difficulty breathing, facial swelling, cough, wheeze, abdominal pain, lip swelling, etc. Acne in young infants is due to leftover maternal hormones, and acne in preteens, teen, and young adults is due to puberty related changes in hormone levels and skin. Your doctor can see what's needed. ...Read more

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Could a milk allergy cause bruising?

Could a milk allergy cause bruising?

Unlikely: Milk allergy can lead to many skin symptoms including itching, hives, angioedema (swelling) and worsening eczema. The only time I've seen bruising is when a patient has been scratching so hard at the hives, that the trauma from scratching has left bruises. The milk allergy itself should not lead to bruising. ...Read more

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Is there a blood test to check for lactose and milk allergy?

Is there a blood test to check for lactose and milk allergy?

More info/mgt: Milk allergy and lactose intolerance are two different conditions. For milk allergy testing a specific IgE blood test may be ordered
If you have GI upset with milk based products including milk chocolate, try avoiding these foods, using a milk substitute such as almond milk and taking lactaid. At your age, lactose intolerance is more likely. ...Read more

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Is there any relation between puffy bags under the eyes and a milk allergy?

Perhaps: Puffy bags under the eyes, while generally due to aging and family predisposition can sometimes be caused by allergies, though those are usually airborne in nature. ...Read more

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Milk Allergy (Definition)

A condition in which the body has an abnormal response to milk and milk-containing products. Common symptoms include vomiting, hives, wheezing, digestive problems, and in very severe cases, the ...Read more