Top
10
Doctor insights on: Dairy Allergy

Share
Dr. John Landi
135 doctors shared insights

Dairy Allergy (Overview)

An allergy to the proteins found in dairy products and cow's milk. Symptoms may include hives, rash, eczema, itchy red watery eyes, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea, wheezing or coughing within minutes to hours of ingesting milk products.


1

1
What are the symptoms of a dairy allergy?

What are the symptoms of a dairy allergy?

Same for all foods: Allergic reaction to any food produces some or all of following: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, itchy/red skin, hives, nasal congestion, chest tightness, wheezing (especially in asthmatic), light headedness, low bp. These symptoms will occur each time as little as one sip or bite of the food is eaten. Avoid dairy until consult md. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. John Landi
135 doctors shared insights

Dairy Allergy (Overview)

An allergy to the proteins found in dairy products and cow's milk. Symptoms may include hives, rash, eczema, itchy red watery eyes, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea, wheezing or coughing within minutes to hours of ingesting milk products.


2

2
What is the difference in symptoms of dairy allergy vs. Dairy intolerance?

Allergy not just GI: Dairy intolerance is caused by an inability to digest milk sugar lactose into two simpler sugars. This results in gas, cramps, bloating, flatulence & diarrhea. Dairy allergy may cause these same symptoms but typically also causes vomiting, skin rashes like hives or eczema & even triggers allergic rhinitis & asthma. If symptoms all GI try lactose-free milk. You'll have no symptoms if intolerant. ...Read more

3

3
Vitamin D (Tip)

Vitamin D

Food sources of vitamin d: cod liver oil, eggs, fish, oysters, salami, fortified dairy & cereals. ...See more

5

5
Is it possible that dandruff is a sign of a nutrient deficiency, or perhaps, a dairy allergy?

Dandruff: Some experts say that people who do not consume enough foods that contain zinc, b vitamins, and some types of fats are more prone to dandruff. Dandruff has been shown to be the result of three required factors: skin oil commonly referred to as sebum or sebaceous secretions, the metabolic by-products of skin micro-organisms (most specifically malassezia yeasts, individual susceptibility. ...Read more

7

7
How do you know if you have dairy allergy?

How do you know if you have dairy allergy?

Get Allergy Testing: Milk allergy can frequently be confused with milk intolerance. True milk allergies can be very serious, even life threatening. Intolerance can be a severe quality of life issue, but rarely dangerous. Skin and blood testing can be done in conjunction with a thorough history to determine if you have a true anaphylactic type food allergy. I recommend evaluation by a board certified allergist. ...Read more

8

8
Can a dairy allergy cause swollen & dry lips?

Can a dairy allergy cause swollen & dry lips?

Angio edema : Any allergen can lead to this reaction. It's wise to see your doctor and figure out what is causing it because it can lead to difficulty breathing or worse during reaction. ...Read more

9

9
My 7yr old daughter has burps that smell like rotten eggs , she has a dairy allergy & we avoid dairy .What is the possible reason & treatment?

My 7yr old daughter has burps that smell like rotten eggs , she has a dairy allergy & we avoid dairy .What is the possible reason & treatment?

Rotten egg burps: Rotten egg burps are formed from the release of hydrogen sulfide gas that can be produced, by small bacterial overgrowth, infection, certain drug but mostly food primarily vegetables. Treatment is usually helped by drinking lots of water or eating fresh fruit. ...Read more

10

10
Is there any treatments for dairy allergies?

Is there any treatments for dairy allergies?

Avoiding dairy: For most true food allergies, avoiding the culprit food (dairy, in this case) is by far the best treatment. Injectable Epinephrine (e.g., epipen) can be used to treat symptoms of severe allergic reaction (i.e., anaphylaxis) after exposure has occurred. Antihistamines may prevent hives if taken before exposure, but they will not prevent more serious symptoms (wheezing, low blood pressure, etc.). ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
2,491 doctors shared insights

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