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Casein Allergy Symptoms
Avoid casein : Casein is one of the major allergic components of cow's milk. The only treatment currently for milk allergy is to avoid it. There should be many ways to pursue a weight loss program even if a person has milk/casein allergy. A nutritionist or dietician can be of assistance in finding alternative foods to assist. ...Read more
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
I have a casein allergy, started drinking soy lattes and my stomachaches are back . Can they be related ?
No: Casein is a milk protein. Soy isn't. But both casein and soy are common food allergies/intolerances. A good rule of thumb: what did your ancestors eat? If your ancestors didn't eat soy once upon a time, then it makes sense that soy may not be agreeing with you now. [also coffee/espresso has caffeine and is acidic, which may also be making your stomach grumpy]. ...Read more
My child has a recently diagnosed milk allergy, how do I find out if he is allergic to casein, whey, or both?
Get tested: You can have a rast done or an allergist can do intradermal skin tests for casein and whey. ...Read more
I recently tested positive for a milk and casein allergy. The allergy presented after delivery of my third child. Why now? I've always drank milk b4.
See answer: Though allergies can occur at any age, merely having a "positive" allergy test does not mean you have an allergic condition. Often, patients will have large allergy panels done by skin testing or blood testing. In the absence of symptoms, these are largely unnecessary. The delivery issues are most likely not related to your testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a blood test for allergies. They came back positive for milk casein then had a skin test that was negative. Im confused. What do I believe?
Symptoms?: Allergists must weigh the results of both skin and blood tests against your own experience with milk casein. This is why the specialty is so challenging. Life is difficult enough without avoiding something that doesn't actually make you sick just on the basis of tests that have many false-positives. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recent diagnosis of milk & casein allergy that presented after delivery of 3rd child. Hives, stomach 7 bowel, anaphylaxis. Why?
Evaluation: Check with your doc and discuss blood allergy testing such as immunocap. ...Read more
Antihistamine/Sprays: Allergy symptoms can include both nose and eye symptoms and include itching, watering, running, congestion, cough, post-nasal drip, and sneezing. OTC antihistamines, steroid nasal sprays, and antihistamine eye drops all help relieve allergy symptoms. Avoidance of triggers that make your allergies worse is also helpful. See an Allergist to determine exactly what you might be allergic to. ...Read more
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