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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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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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Baby with severe milk allergy. What can one do?

Baby with severe milk allergy. What can one do?

Milk allergy: You need to see an allergist, they can test your baby, determine what he is allergic to and advise you on what to feed your baby and what to avoid, see a board certified allergist. Look one up at aaaai.Org or acaai.Org. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with a milk allergy. What problems could this cause if I continue to consume milk?

I have just been diagnosed with a milk allergy. What problems could this cause if I continue to consume milk?

Nothing good. Don't.: Cow's milk protein allergy, like allergy to pollen, bees, etc., is due to to an individual having IgE antibodies directed against cow's milk. Once present, drinking milk can trigger allergic shock: swelling of tongue, throat, itching, wheezing, coughing, hives; dizziness, loss of consciousness, even death. Depends on several factors. Avoid milk. Carry epinephrine. Call 911 if happens. ...Read more

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What to do if i need help finding foods for my 11 month old with milk allergy?

What to do if i need help finding foods for my 11 month old with milk allergy?

Many resources: For everyday foods, there are sources on the web to help find foods for people with allergies. Food allergy research & education (formerly the food allergy & anaphylaxis network) has a very reputible website with lots of good info at www.Foodallergy.Org. Also, you should see your allergist, who can help find appropriate foods for your child, especially if you need formula or milk substitues. ...Read more

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My 1 year old has milk allergy. What's the best milk-like non-dairy stuff for toddlers?

My 1 year old has milk allergy.  What's the best milk-like non-dairy stuff for toddlers?

Soy: Soy milk is relatively cheap, it comes fortified, and has many more vitamins and protein content that alternative milks like rice milk. Save those for extreme cases. ...Read more

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My friend has a milk allergy so can she just take lactaid and eat pizza?

Possibly: Milk intolerance is most often not an allergy but a deficiency of the enzyme (lactase) that breaks down lactose (a complex milk sugar). If it is not broken down it is poorly absorbed and bacteria act on it to form gas & acids and abdominal pain. Several things can cause low lactase. I recommend trying to eliminate milk products if that stops it, try lactaid and slowly add milk, it may work. ...Read more

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What is a good source of calcium for children that have a cows milk allergy ?

What is a good source of calcium for children that have a cows milk allergy ?

Calcium-enriched: From kidshealth.org: "Good alternatives to milk & milk products include calcium-enriched rice or soy milk (if soy is tolerated), vegan products (such as vegan cheese), & other soy-based (again, if soy is tolerated) or rice-based frozen desserts, sorbets, puddings, & ice pops." Calcium fortified orange juice can also be used although I encourage my families to give no more than 4-6 oz juice per day ...Read more

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Can it be an assumption that intussusception may be a symptom of a milk allergy in a toddler?

Doubtful: Intussuception is most commonly associated with rotavirus vaccine. Milk allergy has many symptoms in young children but Intussuception isn't one that I have seen documented. ...Read more

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Can a milk allergy cause acne?

Can a milk allergy cause acne?

Less likely: Depending on how old someone is, a true milk allergy can cause eczema-like rash, bloody diarrhea, hives, vomiting, difficulty breathing, facial swelling, cough, wheeze, abdominal pain, lip swelling, etc. Acne in young infants is due to leftover maternal hormones, and acne in preteens, teen, and young adults is due to puberty related changes in hormone levels and skin. Your doctor can see what's needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Markedly Decreased Appetite (Definition)

Markedly decreased appetite (anorexia) is a symptom in which a person has little appetite (little desire to eat food). Anorexia nervosa, however, is a psychiatric disorder in which a "too skinny" person believes she is too fat, and has an abnormal fear of eating ...Read more


Dr. Janice Alexander
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Reduced Appetite (Definition)

Reduced appetite is a symptom in which a person has less appetite (less desire to eat) than he had previously. Many problems can cause decreased appetite, such as nausea, stomach acid reflux, anxiety, depression, trouble swallowing, chronic ...Read more