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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

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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How long will a milk allergy last in a baby and will it go away?

How long will a milk allergy last in a baby and will it go away?

Unpredictable: Most infants outgrow milk protein allergy by the age of 2 years--more importantly, about 80% of children will outgrow allergy to milk by the age of 5. See an allergist for appropriate testing and recommendations on when to reintroduce milk into your child's diet. ...Read more

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Milk allergy is causing asthma/severe coughing in toddler. What can be done to treat this?

Milk allergy is causing asthma/severe coughing in toddler. What can be done to treat this?

Avoidance: Avoidance is key. If your child is already having symptoms of cough and nasal congestion, you can give an antihistamine: benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Cetirizine or loratidine at the right dose (check w/ doctor). If your child is having shortness of breath and wheezing, you will need a breathing treatment which can be prescribed by your doctor. If you need to confirm allergy see an allergist for testing. ...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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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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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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Will my milk allergy ever go away?

Will my milk allergy ever go away?

Sometimes: Sometimes milk allergy resolves on its own. There is no way to predict who will grow out of it and who will not. Milk allergy is most common in young children. You may want to consider if you are "allergic" (hives, itching, wheezing, swelling) or "intolerant" such as lactose intolerance which is typically related to the amount you have (diarrhea, bloating, gas). ...Read more

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Do most babies outgrow a milk allergy?

It depends: Many babies outgrow a lactose intolerance, but some do not outgrow an allergy to milk proteins. If your baby is on a non-milk formula, your doctor may suggest a trial of a milk-based formula at some stage. Talk with your child's doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Milk Allergy (Definition)

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 ...Read more