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Doctor insights on: Milk Allergy Abdominal Distension

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What can be done to determine a milk allergy?

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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Swollen Belly (Definition)

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


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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 gas a sign of a possible milk allergy?

Is gas a sign of a possible milk allergy?

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

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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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Is abdominal distension a sign of some disease?

Is abdominal distension a sign of some disease?

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 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 much should I worry about abdominal distension?

How much should I worry about abdominal distension?

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 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)

Milk allergy is 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