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Lactose (Definition)

Found in milk. Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. In order for lactose to be absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose ...Read more


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I have rash on my arms, chest, waist, groin & underarms. Doc says its eczema. Allergy report says i am NOT lactose intolerant. Can milk trigger eczema?

I have rash on my arms, chest, waist, groin & underarms. Doc says its eczema. Allergy report says i am NOT lactose intolerant. Can milk trigger eczema?

Eczema: Can be allergic or non-allergic, yes milk can trigger eczema in susceptible individuals, usually infants and children, and the allergy is to the milk protein rather, not to the milk sugar (the lactose). You need to be re-evaluated by the doctor who saw you, or have a second opinion, it's your right, see a dermatologist, goodluck ...Read more

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Do hormonal imbalances in the mom make a baby more prone to baby acne? I have PCOS. Also, can lactose intolerance in baby cause rash similar to acne?

Do hormonal imbalances in the mom make a baby more prone to baby acne? I have PCOS. Also, can lactose intolerance in baby cause rash similar to acne?

2 for 99 special: Your 2 questions for 99 sale answers are as follows: Most fetus' are developing their own hormone systems free of the mother after delivery and acne is usually not a fetal problem. Lactose intolerance by the infant is manifested by colic as gas and usually to formulas and not mother's milk. Rashes are not a part of the same. ...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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My friend's 5,5 month old baby doesn't eat or sleep, cries all the time, has eczema , used so many creams but nothing helps, is lactose intolerant?

My friend's 5,5 month old baby doesn't eat or sleep, cries all the time, has eczema , used so many creams but nothing helps, is lactose intolerant?

Needs care: The baby needs to be seen by a pediatrician for allergy testing and better care for eczema. Lactose intolerance is not an allergy. It is an inability to break down the milk sugar, lactose, leading to diarrhea.More likely is a protein intolerance or allergy. The baby may need a hypoallergenic or amino acid based formula. Severe eczema can be worsened by bacterial colonization of the skin. ...Read more

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I am lactose intolerant, but have constipation., i also think I have eczema on my hands&feet. What should I do?

I am lactose intolerant, but have constipation., i also think I have eczema on my hands&feet. What should I do?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options for eczema. See gastroenterologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options for lactose intolerance and constipation. ...Read more

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When I eat milk products the next day i get a bbumpy itchy facial rash.is this allergy or lactose intolerance?

When I eat milk products the next day i get a bbumpy itchy facial rash.is this allergy or lactose intolerance?

Could be either: There is a continuum of reactivity to dairy products. Testing by either a dermatologist or an allergist could differentiate between sensitivity, intolerance and allergy. ...Read more

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Hi, Doc have doubted lactose intolerance my 9m old baby, started soy base milk but since then her poo has bcome green & she has got v bad diaper rash.

Hi, Doc have doubted lactose intolerance my 9m old baby, started soy base milk but since then her poo has bcome green & she has got v bad diaper rash.

See below: The color of the stool is related to how quickly food and fluids move through the intestine and how much is reabsorbed, as well as how much bile is in the stool. The diaper rash may be temporary with the change in formula and stool consistency, but if it's lasting, you should call her doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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Am substituting cheese, frozen ices and yogurt. Could this cause lactose intolerance?

Am substituting cheese, frozen ices and yogurt. Could this cause lactose intolerance?

Yes.: Any cheese you buy should be devoid of carbohydrate, but your lucky: swiss, chedder, colby, provolone, parmesgan, romano, etc. Avoid american processed chees. (read the lable-carbs which are lactose). Frozen ices and most yogurts contain lactose. Greek and middle eastern style yogurts may contain little to none. But check the carbs-lactose, unless sweetened with corn syrup & dextrose. ...Read more

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What is lactose intolerance? Does it cause bloating?

What is lactose intolerance? Does it cause bloating?

Can't digest lactose: A normal person eating a healthy diet including dairy products can get flatulence or bloating. One reason is excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will feed on it and make gas as a byproduct. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest the lactose (milk sugar) he eats. Again, bacteria will feed on it. Gas can build up, causing bloating. ...Read more

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Can lactose intolerance cause foul smelling stools?

Can lactose intolerance cause foul smelling stools?

Maybe something else: Lactose intolerance is common--25% of caucasians, 80% of afro-americans, almost 100% asians. Lactose intolerance can be secondary to lactase enzyme deficiency, or due to a bigger problem of small bowel inflammation, infection, infiltrative disease, and/or maldigestion. Don't assume its lactose intolerance unless tested, or at least assessed response to lactase enzyme replacement (like lactaid). ...Read more

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Can gluten/lactose intolerance cause hypothyroidism?

Can gluten/lactose intolerance cause hypothyroidism?

Thanks for asking!: Celiac disease, which is gluten intolerance (not lactose intolerance) can be associated with thyroid disease and other auto immune disorders. Patients with celiac disease, especially when not on gluten free diet can have lactase deficiency and therefore lactose intolernace. Some patients with treated celiac disease can have lactose intolernace due to lactase deficiency, jus like any other person. ...Read more

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Could lactose intolerance cause severe fluid retention-11 kg of water weight?

Could lactose intolerance cause severe fluid retention-11 kg of water weight?

Not likely: Lactose intolerance is the inability to breakdown the lactose sugar found in milk and other dairy products. The symptoms of lactose intolerance are crampy abdominal pain, gassiness, and nonbloody diarrhea after ingestion of increasing amounts of dairy products. It would be important to have an evaluation for fluid retention. ...Read more

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What all could be the hidden causes of indigestion, apart from lactose intolerance? what's the best source to educate myself about all of them?

What all could be the hidden causes of indigestion, apart from lactose intolerance? what's the best source to educate myself about all of them?

Many: The causes range from reflux, gastritis. peptic ulcer, gluten intolerance etc. Your time can be better spent by seeing your doctor or a gastroenterologist. The Internet is great but not always right. ...Read more

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What could cause a sudden onset of lactose intolerance?

What could cause a sudden onset of lactose intolerance?

Lactose Intolerance : Lactose intolerance is due to the loss of the lactase enzyme responsible for breaking down lactose in dairy. Lactose is the primary sugar in dairy. It is very common for people to eventually become lactose intolerant. ...Read more

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What are the causes of lactose intolerance in people and why does it occur?

What are the causes of lactose intolerance in people and why does it occur?

Lactase deficiency: Lactose intolerance is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme lactase normally found in the gut which is needed to digest milk sugar or lactose found in milk and many dairy products. The condition is usually genetic but may not appear until teens or early adulthood. ...Read more

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Can lactose intolerance cause hemroids?

Can't digest lactose: A normal person eating a healthy diet including dairy products can get flatulence or bloating. One reason is excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will feed on it and make gas as a byproduct. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest the lactose (milk sugar) he eats. Again, bacteria will feed on it. Gas can build up, causing bloating. ...Read more

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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Milk Intolerance (Definition)

Milk intolerance is digestive problems (bloating, gas, diarrhea) due to one or more components of milk. Lactose (sugar found in milk) intolerance is an example of milk intolerance. Milk intolerance can also be due to problems with fat and ...Read more