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Can a milk allergy cause itchy rashes around the mouth?

Can a milk allergy cause itchy rashes around the mouth?

Yes: Food allergy can cause itchy rashes around the mouth as well as diarrhea, skin rashes all over the body, wheezing and even life threatening reactions called anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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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My 19 month old has been vomiting up curdled milk every time we put him in his crib. He has not been eating a lot, has rash is milk allergy a cause?

My 19 month old has been vomiting up curdled milk every time we put him in his crib. He has not been eating a lot, has rash is milk allergy a cause?

Vomiting: Stomach acid will curdle milk. Your son may be vomiting for a variety of reasons. It is important to discuss with your son's doctor how much you are feeding your son, how the milk is prepared and if anything else is being fed at the same time. Let your son's doctor know if he is also having diarrhea. Best for the doctor to get more history and examine your son before making a diagnosis. ...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 twin 21 month olds always have a rash on their faces arms and legs....Is it possibly a milk allergy?

My twin 21 month olds always have a rash on their faces arms and legs....Is it possibly a milk allergy?

Hard to say: Rashes can be triggered by illnesses to foods to environmental factors. Soaps/lotions, trips outside to play in nature, all add to the possibilities. True milk allergy is relatively uncommon, but if this is chronic and fits the features of eczema, a variety of foods can trigger or aggravate the condition in 1/3-1/2 of cases. If your doc has called this rash eczema, food allergy tests may be worthy ...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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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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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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What causes milk allergy in toddlers?

What causes milk allergy in toddlers?

Antibodies to milk: Milk allergy is an adverse immune response to a certain protein in cow's milk. Allergic responses include dermatitis, gastrointestinal and respiratory distress, including such life-threatening anaphylactic responses.

Milk allergy is the most common food allergy in early childhood, affecting 2-3% of infants.

Consultation with a board-certified allergist is recommended. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with a milk allergy. What problems could this cause if I continue to consume milk?

I have just been diagnosed with a milk allergy. What problems could this cause if I continue to consume milk?

Nothing good. Don't.: Cow's milk protein allergy, like allergy to pollen, bees, etc., is due to to an individual having IgE antibodies directed against cow's milk. Once present, drinking milk can trigger allergic shock: swelling of tongue, throat, itching, wheezing, coughing, hives; dizziness, loss of consciousness, even death. Depends on several factors. Avoid milk. Carry epinephrine. Call 911 if happens. ...Read more

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I have roseacea and have been treated for sebhorec dermatitis on scalp. I have a slight milk allergy. Can creamer cause dermatitis to re-appear?

I have roseacea and have been treated for sebhorec dermatitis on scalp. I have a slight milk allergy. Can creamer cause dermatitis to re-appear?

Not food allergy: Food allergies are typically an immediate reaction minutes to a half hour after ingestion of concerning food with symptoms ranging anywhere from hives, wheezing, itching, shortness of breath, wheezing, vomiting, or syncope (fainting). Worsening dermatitis would rarely be associated with food ingestion in adult. No such thing as slight food allergy, you might have milk intolerance. See Allergist. ...Read more

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Can milk allergy cause high white blood cell count?

Can milk allergy cause high white blood cell count?

Allergies: Unless it is really severe generally do not cause elevated white blood count. Other possibilities are infection, medication or stress induced, or cancer, so consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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My 3 month son has silent reflux doctor thinks he has milk allergy will a stool sample confirm this also why does s/r cause my bby to cough & wheeze?

No / reactive airway: A stool sample is unlikely to provide any significant information on reflux or wheezing. Reflux is a universal event, a burp is a dry reflux from the stomach while the wet ones cause most of the problems. Your windpipe has a flap designed to close & let you swallow fluids/food. When you reflux, it can get a little fluid past the flap & trigger cough, wheezing & occasionally a pneumonia. ...Read more

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My daughter has swollen tonsils & a stuffy nose. It causes her to snore & occasionally stop breathing. Could it be caused by a milk allergy?

My daughter has swollen tonsils & a stuffy nose. It causes her to snore & occasionally stop breathing. Could it be caused by a milk allergy?

Cold/Allergy: Common condition for a 3 yr. When get cold, there is nasal blockage due to swelling; sectetion make passage narrow, rubbing make worse. Child starts mouth breathing which causes dry mouth, tonsil involvement, snoring, sleep problem.
Put saline nasal spray, blow nose gently, drink enough fluid. If too much runny nose: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 1 teaspoonful x2/d. Milk can make more mucous, avoid for a week. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have milk allergy?

How do I know if I have milk allergy?

Food allergy: Food allergy is diagnosed by clinical symptoms and supported with diagnostic test or allergy test. Clinical symptoms vary. It can be simple hives to more serious life threatening anaphylaxis. However, the key is symptoms only occur right after ingesting the food, in this case milk. There are also some other allergic reactions that does not happen immediately like eczema, esophagitis... ...Read more

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What can be done for a milk allergy in toddlers?

Avoid milk: In deference to the milk industry lobby, it is not a necessary part of a kids diet.It is a convenient source of calcium for bone growth, but there are others. Some milk allergic kids can tolerate it if the milk protein is broken up in baking or other cooking processes, so all foods with milk are not necessarily excluded. Work with your pcp or allergist to find a happy balance. ...Read more

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What makes a milk allergy different from intolerance?

What makes a milk allergy different from intolerance?

Lactose intolerance: True milk allergy is ige mediated and involves - hives, wheezing, skin rashes, anaphylaxis. Milk intolerance - most notably - lactose intolerance, is associated with loose bowel movements, abdominal cramps and gas, is due to a deficiency of the enzyme lactase. ...Read more

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Is a milk allergy curable?

Working on it: Several research protocols look very promising, primarily through oral desensitization (OIT) - in other words, ingesting increasing amounts over time. However, this risks anaphylaxis, and is not ready for "prime time". Questions remain as to whether this is permanent (thus being "cured"). However, many, many of my patients (mostly youngsters) have just outgrown it with time, and remain just fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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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


Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more