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Can Lactose Intolerance Cause Eczema Rashes
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
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
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
How 2 distinguish between baby acne, lactose intolerance, milk protein allergy, or soy allergy? I'm pumping + supplementing and don't know rash cause
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
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
I am lactose intolerant, but have constipation., I also think I have eczema on my hands&feet. What should I do?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Could lactose intolerance cause my gastritis? I have mild villi blunting too and some bile was seen during endoscopy. Is that normal?
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?
My 5 month old is on de lact formula but he's not lactose intolerance is it ok to continue giving him this formula dr sugested cause rec gastro virus?
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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