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I have just been diagnosed with a milk allergy. What problems could this cause if I continue to consume milk?

I have just been diagnosed with a milk allergy. What problems could this cause if I continue to consume milk?

Nothing good. Don't.: Cow's milk protein allergy, like allergy to pollen, bees, etc., is due to to an individual having IgE antibodies directed against cow's milk. Once present, drinking milk can trigger allergic shock: swelling of tongue, throat, itching, wheezing, coughing, hives; dizziness, loss of consciousness, even death. Depends on several factors. Avoid milk. Carry epinephrine. Call 911 if happens. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Behavior Problems (Definition)

Behavior is a very extensive psychological term under which there are many concepts. Behavioral problems are treated using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other behaviorally based treatments like Reward and Punishment. Behavioral problems can occur for many different reasons. Medical or Psychological and can happen with children and adults. Please ask ...Read more


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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

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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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Is a milk allergy curable?

Working on it: Several research protocols look very promising, primarily through oral desensitization (OIT) - in other words, ingesting increasing amounts over time. However, this risks anaphylaxis, and is not ready for "prime time". Questions remain as to whether this is permanent (thus being "cured"). However, many, many of my patients (mostly youngsters) have just outgrown it with time, and remain just fine. ...Read more

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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

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Do most babies outgrow a milk allergy?

It depends: Many babies outgrow a lactose intolerance, but some do not outgrow an allergy to milk proteins. If your baby is on a non-milk formula, your doctor may suggest a trial of a milk-based formula at some stage. Talk with your child's doctor. ...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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Can a milk allergy develop in a one year old?

Yes possible: 1 year olds can develop milk allergy. However, it is important to rule out other causes. Depending on what type of allergic reaction you think the milk is causing, there could be other contributing factors. Before eliminating a food from your child's diet, recommend seeing a specialist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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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

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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

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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

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What types of cheese can I feed a child who has a milk allergy?

Avoid bovine: With true bovine (cow) milk allergy, which is rare, you want to avoid any cow milk related products. (cheese or otherwise) feta cheese, made from goat milk is a reasonable product that is readily available. If your child has simple milk intolerance due to its lactose content (1/4 americans) many bovine cheeses have minimal amounts. Verify the difference-allergy vs intolerance, life might be easier. ...Read more

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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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Is buffalo milk tolerable for cows milk allergy sufferers? Thanks

Is buffalo milk tolerable for cows milk allergy sufferers? Thanks

Caution: There is a high degree of similarity between cow's milk and other mammalian milk including goat, sheep and water buffalo. Water buffalo milk is the source of buffalo mozzarella cheese eaten throughout the world. There is a case report of a milk allergic child who tolerated water buffalo milk, but a challenge like this should be done under the supervision of an allergist. ...Read more

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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

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What is the main difference between milk allergy and lactose intollerence?

What is the main difference between milk allergy and lactose intollerence?

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

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