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Milk Allergy Abdominal Distension
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
Abdominal swelling, or distention, is more often caused by overeating than by a serious illness. This problem can be caused by: air swallowing (a nervous habit), buildup of fluid in the abdomen (this can be a sign of a serious medical problem), gas in the intestines from eating foods that are high in fiber (such as fruits and vegetables), irritable ...Read more
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
Most: You can usually substitute water, soy milk, almond milk, or rice milk. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Soy milk and...: Soy milk, chicken, and fish would be good sources. ...Read more
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
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
It depends ...: Abdominal distension is a non-specific finding ... It can represent the entire gamut of medical conditions, from mild constipation to life-threatening intestinal ischemia. It's significance needs to be taken in context with a large number of other factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Abdominal distension is a very vague symptom, it could mean something as simple as gas or something more worrisome. Associated symptoms will help determine what to do next. My recommendation is a good history and physical exam by your physician will help determine how to proceed. ...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
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