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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Milk Allergy (Overview)

Milk allergy is 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 allergy may be life-threatening.


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Doctor scared my son talking about him having milk allergy. What would you say?

Doctor scared my son talking about him having milk allergy. What would you say?

Lots: Milk allergy can be a potentially serious problem. However, in order to understand the risks involved, a patient with a potential milk allergy needs to undergo a thorough history and physical exam. If this suggests a clinical milk allergy then skin testing, blood testing and possible a food challenge could be considered. All of this should be done by a board certified allergist. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
132 doctors shared insights

Milk Allergy (Overview)

Milk allergy is 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 allergy may be life-threatening.


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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?

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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Doctor says I have a milk allergy, now what?

Doctor says I have a milk allergy, now what?

Avoid milk products: If it is true allergy to the milk proteins, you must avoid all milk products. If you have lactose intolerance which is due to inability to digest the milk sugar and causes diarrhea, cramping and bloating you can have lactose-free dairy products. ...Read more

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He has blood in his stool. Doctor think he has milk allergy. We tried many formula and does not like. Now he does not like to sleep what to do.

He has blood in his stool. Doctor think he has milk allergy. We tried many formula and does not like. Now he does not like to sleep what to do.

Hypoallergenic: Have you tried a hypoallergenic formula and which ones have you tried. You may need an elemental formula like Neocate to see if he might tolerate that, It may take a few days to see the changes in his BM's. His sleep problems may be related to the feeding issues. ...Read more

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Baby may have cows milk allergy and doctor asked for urine sample which came back normal, what were they checking for?

No sure: The diagnosis of cow's milk allergy is usually suggested by the history of allergic symptoms after ingesting milk or eating dairy products. To confirm a milk allergy either skin tests by an allergist or blood tests for ige to milk can be obtained. There is no need for a urine test to assess for food allergies. ...Read more

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My 13 week old is on 0.6mls ranitidine for reflux now my doctor think he has a cows milk allergy. He is fussy, wont nap and doesn't sleep through night?

Other suggestions: I agree that your son may have a cows milk allergy or lack of tolerance to milk. If there is a history of allergic disease in the family, a rash called eczema then it is more likely to be an allergic reaction. If he continues to spit up while on the medication, a dose adjustment for his weight may be needed. I would also suggest that he feed at around a 40 degree angle. ...Read more

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If I had a milk allergy, what would happen to me if I drank a glass of milk?

Depends: Different reactions could occur as a manifestation of milk allergy most commonly rashes (eczema or hives) or GI symptoms (usually pain or diarrhea). Eosinophilic esophagitis, an allergic reaction in the esophagus is often associated with milk allergy. Other manifestations include nasal symptoms, especially congestion, or wheezing. And the most severe manifestion of milk allergy is anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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What foods can't a kid with milk allergy eat?

Any dairy: Read lables & avoid food that contains any of the following ingredients: milk (derivative, protein, solids), cream, cheese, butter, buttermilk, butter fat, dry milk solids, whey (delactosed, demineralized, protein concentrate), artificial butter flavor, casein, caseinates (ammonium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, or sodium), curds, lactose, lactalbumin phosphate, lactoferrin. ...Read more

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What can I try at home to treat milk allergy?

What can I try at home to treat milk allergy?

Identify & Avoid: Treating milk allergy means completely avoiding foods containing milk & dairy products. This includes prepared foods with milk as an ingredient. Sometimes milk is listed as casein, caseinate, or whey. Avoid these. Tuna packed in water may contain some milk. Avoid milk, ice cream, cheese, yogurt, butter, whipped & sour cream, gelato, sherbet & cream sauces & salad dressings. Lactose is usually ok. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Robert Kwok
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