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Medicine For Lactose Allergy
My 8 months baby boy has lactose allergy I give him lf milk but his stool is always watery once or twice aday is it normal?
Lactose intollerance: Lactose intolerance causes gas, distension and loose stools. When treated with lf formula your baby should be happy, have much less gas and distension. The stools may still be loose and soft from time to time based on what he also eats. You should be on lf formula not cow milk until he is 1 year old. ...Read more
Found in milk. Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. In order for lactose to be absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose ...Read more
How do I know if I have slight stomach pains. I know it's not a gluton allergy or lactose allergy and I can't seem to find a cause for this?
What's the difference between the diets of people with lactose intolerant and those dairy allergies differ?
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
Indigestion, allergy: Milk allergy is a term reserved for reactions due to allergy sensititivity to milk protein, resulting in immediate reaction including hives, breathing difficulty, vomiting and diarrhea. Lactose intolerance results from poor capacity to digest lactose, a sugar that is present in milk. Poor lactose digestion produce gas in excess, with cramping and diarrhea. ...Read more
Lactose intolerance is a inherited metabolic problem in that the intestine lacks the enzyme to break down the lactose in milk.
Milk allergy is also partly genetically predisposed but is not linked to lactose intolerance. There is a remote possibility that if the intestine gets inflamed enough by continuing exposure to a food allergen, the inflammation may lead to a transient lactose intolerance. ...Read more
How can I be sure if I have dairy allergy? Or I if I am lactose intolerant.? Is there any sure shot test?
Can reliably tell: If you utilize a lactaid supplement. This supplement breaks down the mild sugar (lactose) that people with lactose intolerance have issues with in dairy. If Lactaid supplementation helps, then you know it's not a dairy allergy, as this allergy would be to specific milk proteins and not so much the sugar. ...Read more
3 month old lactose intolerant, is it possible she has CMPI or an allergy also as symptoms persist on lactose free formula.
Likely CMPI: If your baby had an intolerance to regular formula (cows milk protein) then the likelihood of an allergy to soy protein is high. True lactose intolerance under the age of 3 yrs is rare. See: http://www. Isitcowsmilkallergy. Co.uk/getting-my-baby-diagnosed/cma-or-lactose-intolerance/ ...Read more
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
Antibodies: People with a milk allergy develop antibodies to proteins in milk; every time they are exposed to those proteins (whether it's a little or a lot), they have a reaction. People with lactose intolerance are missing an enzyme that allows them to break down lactose; without the enzyme, the sugar in milk passes through their digestive tract unchanged causing symptoms. A little milk is often tolerated. ...Read more
Allergy not just GI: Dairy intolerance is caused by an inability to digest milk sugar lactose into two simpler sugars. This results in gas, cramps, bloating, flatulence & diarrhea. Dairy allergy may cause these same symptoms but typically also causes vomiting, skin rashes like hives or eczema & even triggers allergic rhinitis & asthma. If symptoms all GI try lactose-free milk. You'll have no symptoms if intolerant. ...Read more
How is it that a lot of people think that lactose intolerance and dairy allergy are the same thing?
Food Allergy: Many people believe that any symptom triggered by a food is due to allergy. However, a true food allergy is due to an abnormal immune response to the food, triggering possible systemic symptoms such as oral and dermal itching, rash, throat swelling, wheezing and GI symptoms. An intolerance is due to reduced digestive enzymes, like lactase, causing GI symptoms like cramps, bloating and gas. ...Read more
As a child I was allergic to milk, can I redevelop this allergy or is it lactose intolerance in adulthood?
Milk problem: They are two separate conditions but you may have been mis diagnosed and you have been lactose intolerant. You might try taking lactaid milk and see what your response is. ...Read more
How do you know if you're lactose intolerant weird gross things happen when I have dairy products like cream or milk allergenist says not an 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
Lactose intolerance is mostly a clinical diagnosis--usually leads to GI symptoms after eating foods containing lactose (dairy). Biopsy of the intestine can confirm the diagnosis as well.
Celiac disease (gluten sensitivity) can be screened for with blood tests, and the confirmatory test is also a biopsy of the intestine. It's important that these tests be done while you're on a regular diet. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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