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How Long Does Decreased Appetite Associated With Milk Allergy Last
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My baby is 2 weeks old... He is super squirmy and has been since last night. Can i give him anything for gas. He has a cows milk allergy.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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