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How do I know if I have milk allergy?

How do I know if I have milk allergy?

Food allergy: Food allergy is diagnosed by clinical symptoms and supported with diagnostic test or allergy test. Clinical symptoms vary. It can be simple hives to more serious life threatening anaphylaxis. However, the key is symptoms only occur right after ingesting the food, in this case milk. There are also some other allergic reactions that does not happen immediately like eczema, esophagitis... ...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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What can be done for a milk allergy in toddlers?

What can be done for a milk allergy in toddlers?

Avoid milk: In deference to the milk industry lobby, it is not a necessary part of a kids diet.It is a convenient source of calcium for bone growth, but there are others. Some milk allergic kids can tolerate it if the milk protein is broken up in baking or other cooking processes, so all foods with milk are not necessarily excluded. Work with your pcp or allergist to find a happy balance. ...Read more

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What makes a milk allergy different from intolerance?

What makes a milk allergy different from intolerance?

Lactose intolerance: True milk allergy is ige mediated and involves - hives, wheezing, skin rashes, anaphylaxis. Milk intolerance - most notably - lactose intolerance, is associated with loose bowel movements, abdominal cramps and gas, is due to a deficiency of the enzyme lactase. ...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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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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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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Could be that almond milk allergy is delaying? What are the symptoms?

Usual allergic: Ranging from itching in the mouth, hives, swelling, abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhea to anaphylaxis . Most food reaction, if due to allergy, occurs within 2 hours after consuming the food. ...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?

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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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