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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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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 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 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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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