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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 ?

Depends: There are a variety of sources depending on age and co-existing food allergies. Soy milk is a possible but 30% of cow milk allergic will be allergic to it. Goat milk or cheese, rice milk, etc. Older kids can simply be fed Tums wafers/tablets I a once or twice a day dosing based on size/need. These have enough calcium. The fluid/sugar & fat found in cow milk can be found in many sources. ...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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Is lactose intolerance a milk allergy?

No: Lactose intolerance is a digestive problem with inability to break down complex milk sugars into simple sugars that are easy to absorb. Milk allergy is an ige mediated disease, usually manifest in children, with skin symptoms like hives and eczema, respiratory symptoms like asthma and rarely anaphylactic reactions. ...Read more

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Is gas a sign of a possible milk allergy?

Is gas a sign of a possible milk allergy?

Milk allergy/intoler: Gas is more likely due to milk or lactose intolerance. A large glass of milk, buttermilk or even yogurt can cause gas or bloating and gurgling in the abdomen. Cheese, except aged cheese, can also cause intolerance. Allergic reactions can come faster and may include hives, nasal and chest symptoms soon after ingesting milk products. There is lot of confusion about this subject. ...Read more

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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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Is a milk allergy in an infant a symptom of autism?

Is a milk allergy in an infant a symptom of autism?

No, it is not: A milk allergy can occur at any time. I developed it two years ago. This is a pure milk allergy without any difficulty with lactose intolerance. I have a daughter with the same condition and yet my autistic grandson does not have that symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Is this a sign of a possible milk allergy to have gas?

Is this a sign of a possible milk allergy to have gas?

Lactose intolerance: Milk problems can be confusing, because you could either have a milk allergy or lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerance is an inability to digest lactose (milk sugar) due to deficiency of lactase (enzyme to digest lactose) which leads to cramping, gas and diarrhea. Allergy to milk is due to making ige antibody to milk - exposure to milk proteins (not lactose) cause hives, cramps, diarrhea, etc. ...Read more

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Difference between lactose intolerance and milk allergy?

Milk issues: Milk allergy causes hives, swelling of soft tissues such as lips and tongue, shortness of breath and in extreme cases anaphylactic reactions, it may also cause severe abdominal cramps. The effects are immediate after milk ingestion. While lactose intolerance can cause gas and bloating 1-2 hours after ingestion of dairy products and sometimes diarrhea. ...Read more

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Is lactose intolerance and a milk allergy the same thing?

Is lactose intolerance and a milk allergy the same thing?

No: Lactose intolerance is the inability to break down lactose due to endogenous deficiency of lactase, an enzyme that breaks down lactose into simpler sugars. On the other hand milk allergy is an IgE mediated antibody response which leads to histamine release from cells and the potential systemic symptoms of an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Can having a milk allergy cause circles to form under the eyes?

Can having a milk allergy cause circles to form under the eyes?

Allergic shiners: Any allergy that causes nasal stuffiness will lead to dark, swollen circles under your eyes. This is called allergic shiners. Blood leaving your nose passes through a network of small veins below your eyes. Since allergy increases nasal blood flow, the increased blood in the veins below your eyes give the skin a bluish color. Plasma may leak out of these veins resulting in edema (swelling). ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of acid reflux or milk allergy?

What are the signs and symptoms of acid reflux or milk allergy?

GERD: Acid reflux causes central sternal burning, bloating, excessive burping and pain. It can be positional and worse at nighttime. Milk allergy is different from lactose intolerance. Milk allergy can cause rapid GI upset but might also have skin rashes, eczema flares, respiratory issues, etc.. Lactose intolerance symptoms are strictly limited to GI upset. ...Read more

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What's the difference between lactose intolerance and milk allergy?

What's the difference between lactose intolerance and milk allergy?

Big difference: In lactose intolerance the small intestine can't digest lactose into glucose & galactose. These 2 sugars but not lactose can be absorbed. If lactose reaches the large intestine bacteria break it down to lactic & co2. Lactic acid causes diarrhea. Co2 is a gas causing bloating, cramps &...Well, gas. Allergy involves the immune system with symptoms like hives, eczema, asthma, vomiting & anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Is there any relation between bags under the eyes and a milk allergy?

Is there any relation between bags under the eyes and a milk allergy?

Could be: Swelling around the eyes is a sign of inflammation, and can be due to many causes. Allergies can certainly be a cause. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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. Michael Zacharisen
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Milk Allergy (Definition)

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