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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Fussiness Associated With Milk Allergy Last

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh Dr. Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
32 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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My 13 week old is on 0.6mls ranitidine for reflux now my doctor think he has a cows milk allergy. He is fussy, wont nap and doesn't sleep through night?

My 13 week old is on 0.6mls ranitidine for reflux now my doctor think he has a cows milk allergy. He is fussy, wont nap and doesn't sleep through night?

Other suggestions: I agree that your son may have a cows milk allergy or lack of tolerance to milk. If there is a history of allergic disease in the family, a rash called eczema then it is more likely to be an allergic reaction. If he continues to spit up while on the medication, a dose adjustment for his weight may be needed. I would also suggest that he feed at around a 40 degree angle. ...Read more

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Fussy (Definition)

A fussy infant or child is one who may be more irritable than usual. She may not eat as much as usual and may have trouble sleeping. A fussy baby may have an infection, teeth coming in, a tummy ache, or just be distressed due to a change of schedule or "having a bad day". If it persists or she can't sleep or eat anything, ...Read more


Dr. Martin Ostro Dr. Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
45 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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I think my 1 year old has a milk allergy. He is extremely fussy for two weeks since switching from soy formula. Runny nose and watery eyes. What to do?

I think my 1 year old has a milk allergy. He is extremely fussy for two weeks since switching from soy formula. Runny nose and watery eyes. What to do?

Switch back: Switch back to soy formula as if this is milk allergy the symptoms should resolve. You should have your child evaluated by an allergist to confirm whether or not your baby really has a milk allergy or some other unrelated problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Lee Perry Dr. Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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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. Charlene Sojico Dr. Sojico
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
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Dr. Arthur Torre Dr. Torre
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
47 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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What foods can't a kid with milk allergy eat?

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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Dr. Steven Machtinger Dr. Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
40 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Marc Serota Dr. Serota
Dermatology
10 years in practice
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Douglas Tzanetos Dr. Tzanetos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
15 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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Can you give me some tips for overcoming milk allergy?

Can you give me some tips for overcoming milk allergy?

See an allergist: An allergist can monitor your child's milk allergy periodically. By following skin tests and/or blood tests to help determine the severity of your child's milk allergy, an allergist can help advise when it is safe to try to reintroduce milk again. Also, an allergist can help advise you which foods are okay to continue and which still need to be avoided based on the severity of the milk allergy. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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Can a milk allergy make a person want to drink more milk?

No: You have to be pretty morbid to do such a thing but milk won't make you do that. ...Read more

Dr. Joel Selter Dr. Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
33 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Can a milk allergy make a person actually drink more milk?

Craving food: While i periodically hear of patients claiming that they are allergic to certain foods that they crave, I am not aware of any bona-fide study that ever addressed this. ...Read more

Dr. James Cain Dr. Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
32 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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Dr. Dareen Siri faaaai facaai fisaai Dr. Siri faaaai facaai fisaai
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
17 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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What foods can I eat to get calcium if I have a milk allergy?

What foods can I eat to get calcium if I have a milk allergy?

Calcium in food: Many foods are good sources of calcium. My favorites are dark green leafy vegetables, fortified soy milk and other non-dairy beverages, such as fortified almond and coconut milk. Certain grains and cereals are also fortified. You could add on a supplement if you wish and don't forget about the addition of vitamin d that allows you to absorb and utilize the calcium. ...Read more

David Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
6 years in practice
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
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What is the difference between milk allergy vs lactose intollerence?

What is the difference between milk allergy vs lactose intollerence?

Good question: An allergy is when your immune system reacts to a substance, causing rashes, wheezing, etc. This can happen with milk and many other foods. Lactose intollerence is caused by a lack of an enzyme needed to digest milk. This typically causes bloating, gas and diarrhea with some cramping. Very different from an allergy. ...Read more

Dr. Robin Larabee Dr. Larabee
Pediatrics
22 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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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Dr. Cindy Juster Dr. Juster
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of cow milk allergy?

A variety!: Depending on the patient, cow milk allergy symptoms can include:itchy mouth/throat, facial &/or airway swelling, difficulty breathing or talking, cough, wheeze, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (can be bloody), poor weight gain or even weight loss in kids, flushing, hives, eye redness, itch, &/or swelling, runny, itchy, &/or stuffy nose, sneezing, abdominal pain, feeling of impending doom and even shock or cardiac arrest! ...Read more

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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What are the skin symptoms of milk allergy?

What are the skin symptoms of milk allergy?

Milk allergy: Immediately after consuming milk, signs and symptoms of a milk allergy might include:hives, wheezing, vomiting, signs and symptoms that may take more time to develop include:loose stools, which may contain blood, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, coughing or wheezing, runny nose, watery eyes, itchy skin rash, often around the mouth, colic in babies. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Is almond milk ok to drink with a milk allergy?

Is almond milk ok to drink with a milk allergy?

Yes: Unless you are allergic to almond. If you are allergic to cow's milk, any "milk" made from rice, almond or whatever should be ok. ...Read more

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Dr. Sean McGhee Dr. McGhee
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
19 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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How does milk allergy differ from milk intolerance?

How does milk allergy differ from milk intolerance?

Immune mechanism: Reactions to foods can be from immune reactions, or from other mechanisms. Allergy is an immune reaction against the food. An intolerance might happen when you lack an enzyme to digest the food, such as with lactose (milk) intolerance. Generally speaking, intolerances are milder, not life-threatening, and cannot be diagnosed by typical allergy scratch or prick tests. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Could be that almond milk allergy is delaying? What are the symptoms?

Could be that almond milk allergy is delaying? What are the symptoms?

Usual allergic: Ranging from itching in the mouth, hives, swelling, abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhea to anaphylaxis . Most food reaction, if due to allergy, occurs within 2 hours after consuming the food. ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
10 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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Is it possible for you to have a milk allergy and be lactose intolerant?

Is it possible for you to have a milk allergy and be lactose intolerant?

Yes: Yes you can get both. Lactose intolerance individuals get abdominal cramp, gases, diarrhea when consuming milk or dairy products. Symptoms depend on the severity of your intolerance and the amount of milk you consume. Symptoms should resolve within a week of avoiding milk. Milk allergy in the other hand can cause hives, eczema, abdo pain, blood in stool, and worst, throat closing or anaphylaxis. ...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


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