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2 yr old is intolerant of milk, gets stomach pain, eczema. can we safely use goats milk soap to bathe him, though?

2 yr old is intolerant of milk, gets stomach pain, eczema. can we safely use goats milk soap to bathe him, though?

Avoid all milk items: It would be best to avoid milk products until the child is older. They may outgrow the intolerance. Use a mild soap like a glycerine based one. Check labels for Casein proteins in foods, cosmetics, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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My baby weights 7, 8kg & his 9months old.Uses infacare formula milk.Which formula is best for him to gain weight? He also has eczema

My baby weights 7, 8kg & his 9months old.Uses infacare formula milk.Which formula is best for him to gain weight? He also has eczema

No best formula...: ...For weight gain (all formulas for healthy children have the same calories per ounce value); but there are formulas for children with eczema. Not sure which of them are available in rsa, though. ...Read more

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Found some medications to control the dryness of my eczema but I see that they have "inactive ingredients lactose" milk makes me flare up ,will this?

Found some medications to control the dryness of my eczema but I see that they have "inactive ingredients lactose" milk makes me flare up ,will this?

Not on your skin: I'm going to assume that "milk makes me flare up" means that milk gives you diarrhea and you've been told you are lactose intolerant. This won't affect your skin. Good luck with you new Rx. ...Read more

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Is eczema from milk allergy?

Is eczema from milk allergy?

Not totally: In some kids, cows milk may further irritate eczema. However, cows milk does not cause eczema primarily. Talk to your dr before switching a babys formula or milk. ...Read more

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Does milk make acid reflux worse? Can a allergy to milk cause reflux and eczema?

Does milk make acid reflux worse? Can a allergy to milk cause reflux and eczema?

Milk, maybe: To check for reflux and eczema from the milk, i suggest avoiding milk for 3 days; on the 4th day give the baby milk and see if the reflux or eczema worsens. If it does repeat the avoidance and challenge to confirm. If either condition worsens, i suggest avoiding for a month and rechecking. Most such issues resolve with a little time and patience. ...Read more

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My one year old has eczema have found out that he allergy to cows milk he is on gosts can he be allergic to tat too?

My one year old has eczema have found out that he allergy to cows milk he is on gosts can he be allergic to tat too?

Yes, but unlikely: He can be allergic to any food, and that includes goat's milk. However, goats milk is one of the least allergenic foods that there is, so it is generally a good alternative if someone has a serious cow's milk allergy. Your child can be tested to see if he is allergic t the new milk, with either skin testing, clinical trial of the new milk, or blood testing. ...Read more

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My toddler 19 month got eczema. I'm thinking may be its cow formula. So thinking to change her formula. Which formula is better soy or goat formula?

My toddler 19 month got eczema. I'm thinking may be its cow formula. So thinking to change her formula.  Which formula is better soy or goat formula?

Either, but...: 1. Eczema is rarely caused by a food allergy. Nothing wrong with trying, but it probably won't help. 2. Children over 1 year old do not need "formula". You can buy regular goat milk, almond milk, soy milk, etc. 3. Any of these are fine nutritionally as long as they are only a minor part of the diet (less that 16 ounces a day). He/she should be getting mostly regular table food. ...Read more

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I have really bad eczema but i hate using the cream or bathing in milk. What can I do?

I have really bad eczema but i hate using the cream or bathing in milk. What can I do?

Dry Skin Care: 1. Shower no more than once a day. 2. Never shower with hot water. 3. Use a mild soap like dove or olay bar. Ivory is very drying and should be avoided. 4. Pat dry after showering, do not rub. 5. If one takes a bath, never sit in dirty soapy water. Use soap immediately before exiting the tub. 6. Apply moisturizer immediately after drying off. Ointments or oils are more moisturizing than creams. ...Read more

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My DD had rash right after turned 1, she got her shots and switched formula for whole milk rash showed. Switched to almond milk and still. Eczema?

My DD had rash right after turned 1, she got her shots and switched formula for whole milk rash showed. Switched to almond milk and still. Eczema?

Needs to be seen: Rashes are very difficult to diagnosis without seeing the rash. Take the child to her regular physician or another healthcare provider to have the rash evaluated. If there is milk allergy and/or eczema in her family tend that would make on or other more likely. Picture is eczema. ...Read more

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Dr I hope u have read my medicine names can u tell why they were not effective?and is De-mal milk moisturizer a good moisturizer for eczema patients?

Dr I hope u have read my medicine names can u tell why they were not effective?and is De-mal milk moisturizer a good moisturizer for eczema patients?

Probably not: Did not see list of meds. Milk and other food allergies can be imp cause for eczema. I will not use. Meds like topical steroids only cover up symptoms. You need to treat the cause. Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn how we propose treat the cause. Since you are in Pakistan consult dr shahid Abbas in Islamabad an allergy specialist ...Read more

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I have borderline milk and maize allergy results, yet why are my reactions so extreme if b'line? Awful daily urticaria, facial angiodema, eczema.

I have borderline milk and maize allergy results, yet why are my reactions so extreme if b'line?  Awful daily urticaria, facial angiodema, eczema.

History is more imp: Believe you are referring to rast testing, and you are describing urticaria/angioedema, which might be due to food allergy, symptom scores, if directly related to ingestion of milk/maize, are more reliable in establishing a diagnosis despite border line rast, however most of the time no specific cause could be found, at any rate you need to be evaluated by an allergist/immunologist, good luck. ...Read more

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Baby had milk allergy she's 6, thought she was over it 2 years ago-reflux, eczema were gone.Now had hives 2x/week after having icecream. Is it back?

Baby had milk allergy she's 6, thought she was over it 2 years ago-reflux, eczema were gone.Now had hives 2x/week after having icecream. Is it back?

Food allergies: The thing about food allergies is that our "allergy profile" changes with age. Also ice cream has eggs in it too. Could it be, that she has developed new allergy- ie. Egg allergy? Consult an allergy specialist. ...Read more

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Eczema on face caused dark circles around my eyes. Will it naturally go? Will applying milk around eyes make the dark circles lighter?

Eczema on face caused dark circles around my eyes. Will it naturally go? Will applying milk around eyes make the dark circles lighter?

See allergist: Dark circles around eyes are known as allergic shiners. The combination of eczema and allergic shiners may indicate that you need to see an allergist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My 12-year-old sun suffers from exczema. Is there always milk and wheat in baby food?

My 12-year-old sun suffers from exczema. Is there always milk and wheat in baby food?

Question confusing: You talk about a 12 year old & then ? About baby food. The ingredients of commercial food products will be listed on the label. Anyone concerned about food allergies should develop the habit of inspecting the printed labels prior to purchase. Many of the national brands will also post ingredients on their website information page. Generally, stage 1 foods are the least likely to contain any fillers. ...Read more

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My baby has 5 months, can he drinks goat milk?

My baby has 5 months, can he drinks goat milk?

Not a good idea: Gaots milk is designed for goats.It is not balanced nutrition for a human infant and is specifically deficient in folate (folic acid).Formulas are balanced and several are available to meat the specific needs of any kid.I encourage people to wait until after age 1 yr to offer goats milk. ...Read more

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Is drinking too much goat's milk, bad for health?

Is drinking too much goat's milk, bad for health?

Depends: On what too much means to you. Humans are the only mammals that continue to consume milk after early childhood, and all milk has lots of fat and cholesterol. While goat's milk produces less allergic and GI symptoms in many people than cows milk, it is not necessarily healthier. A diet heavy on plant-based food and light on animal-based food, including milk, is healthiest. ...Read more

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Pls explain me the health benefits of goat milk.....

Pls explain me the health benefits of goat milk.....

Better than cow but:: In general I agree with the many experts who say that milk is designed by nature as a food for babies and most adults are better off avoiding milk. See http://saveourbones.com/osteoporosis-milk-myth/ But if you really want milk for some reason, goat milk is a healthier choice than cow's milk. See http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/goat-milk-benefits/ for more information. ...Read more

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Can I switch my 10 month old from formula to goats milk? Lately she has been refusing formula and only wants to eat solids.

Can I switch my 10 month old from formula to goats milk? Lately she has been refusing formula and only wants to eat solids.

Why bother: Milk is a convenient source of calcium in a kids diet & promoted heavily by the dairy industry as a perfect food, bull! if a kid is exploring other foods, calcium sources like yogurt, cottage cheese, cheese, goat cheese and even calcium tablets can provide all they need.They can get the fat/protein/fluid they need thru other diet sources including water. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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