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Can a milk allergy cause itchy rashes around the mouth?

Can a milk allergy cause itchy rashes around the mouth?

Yes: Food allergy can cause itchy rashes around the mouth as well as diarrhea, skin rashes all over the body, wheezing and even life threatening reactions called anaphylaxis. ...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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My twin 21 month olds always have a rash on their faces arms and legs....Is it possibly a milk allergy?

My twin 21 month olds always have a rash on their faces arms and legs....Is it possibly a milk allergy?

Hard to say: Rashes can be triggered by illnesses to foods to environmental factors. Soaps/lotions, trips outside to play in nature, all add to the possibilities. True milk allergy is relatively uncommon, but if this is chronic and fits the features of eczema, a variety of foods can trigger or aggravate the condition in 1/3-1/2 of cases. If your doc has called this rash eczema, food allergy tests may be worthy ...Read more

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My 15 week old baby has suddenly developed a rash all over his body! Could this be a milk allergy or would that have come before now?

My 15 week old baby has suddenly developed a rash all over his body! Could this be a milk allergy or would that have come before now?

Rash in newborn: Rash can be form various causes. It could be allergy but you have not stated if the baby is breast fed or formula fed. Some allergens pass thru the breast milk as well ; some babies are allergic to cow's milk proteins in the formula. Rash could be from other reasons as well. Baby should be seen by the pediatrician 4evaluation. It could b detergent/fabric softener/skin care prod. Used (baby/family. ...Read more

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My 19 month old has been vomiting up curdled milk every time we put him in his crib. He has not been eating a lot, has rash is milk allergy a cause?

My 19 month old has been vomiting up curdled milk every time we put him in his crib. He has not been eating a lot, has rash is milk allergy a cause?

Vomiting: Stomach acid will curdle milk. Your son may be vomiting for a variety of reasons. It is important to discuss with your son's doctor how much you are feeding your son, how the milk is prepared and if anything else is being fed at the same time. Let your son's doctor know if he is also having diarrhea. Best for the doctor to get more history and examine your son before making a diagnosis. ...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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What can be done to determine a milk allergy?

History and tests: Milk allergy usually presents as skin and/or GI symptoms within minutes to hours after ingestion of small amounts of milk or other dairy products. Sometimes even skin contact will result in a hive. To confirm a milk allergy, a skin test or blood (specific ige) to milk can be performed. An allergist can assist in interpretation of tests. ...Read more

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What kind of foods can you eat when you have a milk allergy?

What kind of foods can you eat when you have a milk allergy?

Milk allergy: The most common substitutes for milk in those patients who are allergic is usually soy or rice milk. Depending on the degree of sensitivity, some milk allergic patients can tolerate foods that have baked milk- such as dairy cakes or cookies. ...Read more

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What kind of foods can you bake when you have a milk allergy?

What kind of foods can you bake when you have a milk allergy?

Most: You can usually substitute water, soy milk, almond milk, or rice milk. ...Read more

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What should I feed toddler with milk allergy?

What should I feed toddler with milk allergy?

Alternatives: Soy, oat, almond, coconut, rice and hemp milk. Taste and nutritional value vary with these, so make sure you read labels and try to purchase fortified options. Some children with dairy allergy can tolerate hydrolyzed formulations. You should discuss this with your child's pediatrician. ...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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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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If I had a milk allergy, what would happen to me if I drank a glass of milk?

Depends: Different reactions could occur as a manifestation of milk allergy most commonly rashes (eczema or hives) or GI symptoms (usually pain or diarrhea). Eosinophilic esophagitis, an allergic reaction in the esophagus is often associated with milk allergy. Other manifestations include nasal symptoms, especially congestion, or wheezing. And the most severe manifestion of milk allergy is anaphylaxis. ...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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Please describe a good source of calcium for children that have a milk allergy?

Please describe a good source of calcium for children that have a milk allergy?

Lots of Stiuff: Fortified soy milk for beginners. Dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, turnips, and collard greens. Fortified orange juice. Sardines. Enriched breads, grains, and waffles. ...Read more

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Is there any kind of dairy product someone who has a milk allergy can eat or drink?

Is there any kind of dairy product someone who has a milk allergy can eat or drink?

If true allergy, no: If you had allergic reaction (itchy mouth, throat discomfort, nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, hives, etc.) with positve blood or skin test for allergic antibodies (ige) to milk, then avoid all dairy products. If only abdominal cramps, diarrhea with negative test for milk specific ige then this may be lactose (milk sugar) intolerance and you may be able to tolerate lactaid, a lactose-free milk. ...Read more

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My 10 1/2 month old baby was just diagnosed with a slow onset milk allergy, what to do?

My 10 1/2 month old baby was just diagnosed with a slow onset milk allergy, what to do?

Avoidance: Not sure what "slow onset milk allergy" means. One is either allergic to milk or not. If one has ige mediated allergy to milk - suspected by history and confirmed by skin test and / or blood test - then strict avoidance is the treatment. Www. Foodallergy. Org is a good resource for milk free recipes. Depending on the type of milk allergy one need to also consider whether having an epi pen is needed. ...Read more

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I have a milk allergy and I think it is causing me to have asthma attacks. Is this possible?

Milk allergy: Yes. A very large percentage of asthma sufferers are allergic. Many of these allergies are significant and can enter into the causation of the allergy. Cows milk allergy is one of the commonest food allergies and causes considerable chronic illness especially in children. Ask your doctor for a referral to an allergist for a complete workup concerning allergies and asthma. ...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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I heard blood test is often inaccurate to find allergy. My blood test shows milk allergy but how can I know if it is correct or not?

I heard blood test is often inaccurate to find allergy. My blood test shows milk allergy but how can I know if it is correct or not?

History is more..: Important, if you're not allergic to milk when you drink it, it means you aren't, allergy blood tests are good negative tests, i.e can rule out, not prove that you are allergic to a certain element, especially foods, and history is more reliable ...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

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


Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more