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Milk Intolerance And Asthma
Milk issues: Milk allergy causes hives, swelling of soft tissues such as lips and tongue, shortness of breath and in extreme cases anaphylactic reactions, it may also cause severe abdominal cramps. The effects are immediate after milk ingestion. While lactose intolerance can cause gas and bloating 1-2 hours after ingestion of dairy products and sometimes diarrhea. ...Read more
Burping, bloating, and burning chest principally after drinking milk and eating milk products. Can lactose intolerance cause acid reflux?
No: Lactose intolerance is a digestive problem with inability to break down complex milk sugars into simple sugars that are easy to absorb. Milk allergy is an ige mediated disease, usually manifest in children, with skin symptoms like hives and eczema, respiratory symptoms like asthma and rarely anaphylactic reactions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is milk protein allergy and milk protein intolerance the same thing? (Not talking about lactose intolerance).
No: you can have an intolerance with out having an allergy. An allergy can be occur when your body makes antibodies to the milk protein- and an intolerance doesnt necessarily have to be related to antibodies. The most common allergy is IgE mediated, with rash, swelling, hives. An intolerance may not cause those symptoms- they may cause diarrhea ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Usually: if it truly is lactose intolerance, it is caused by an enzyme deficiency and it is very unlikely that your child will begin to make this enzyme again if they are not making it now. You can give lactase enzyme as a pill or chewable that will help to digest dairy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between lactose intolerance and milk protein intolerance? (I'm not talking about the milk protein allergy).
Enzyme deficiency : Lactose intolerance is when the body cannot easily digest lactose, which is a sugar found in milk and dairy products.Lactose intolerance occurs when the small intestine does not make enough of an enzyme called lactase. Your body needs lactase to digest lactose. Milk protein intolerance is an allergy. ...Read more
Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?
Maybe: A series of studies showed organic milk had healthier fats than conventional milk (more omega 3s, for instance), that the breast milk of women who drank organic had even healthier fat profile than those who drank conventional, & and that the babies born to women who drank organic during pregnancy & nursing had far less eczema. Genetics sets susceptibility, but there are also environmental triggers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cow vs goat milk : The two types of milk are different allergenically. Only about a quarter of people who are allergic to cow's milk are also allergic to goat or sheep milk, according to a spanish research group who studied 58 children with severe milk allergies and found 15 had some cross-reactivity. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22432882. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How 2 distinguish between baby acne, lactose intolerance, milk protein allergy, or soy allergy? I'm pumping + supplementing and don't know rash cause
Rashes common: I'm assuming your baby is fairly new Rashes need to be seen for correct identification Most of the food sensitivities have intestinal symptoms as well such as gas, irritability. rashes in very young infants are common and you should see your doctor for a proper visual ID ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold milk gives me diarrhea and upset stomach. Hot milk, other milk products and lactose-free milk are ok. What in cold milk could be causing it?
Nothing: Cold milk and hot milk contain the same sugars and proteins. If you are lactose intolerant, you will be equally intolerant to cold and hot milk. Yogurt and cheese often don't cause problems in lactose intolerant people because the bacteria in the yogurt can digest the lactose and most of the lactose is used up in the fermentation process that makes cheese. ...Read more
Big difference: In lactose intolerance the small intestine can't digest lactose into glucose & galactose. These 2 sugars but not lactose can be absorbed. If lactose reaches the large intestine bacteria break it down to lactic & co2. Lactic acid causes diarrhea. Co2 is a gas causing bloating, cramps &...Well, gas. Allergy involves the immune system with symptoms like hives, eczema, asthma, vomiting & anaphylaxis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibodies: People with a milk allergy develop antibodies to proteins in milk; every time they are exposed to those proteins (whether it's a little or a lot), they have a reaction. People with lactose intolerance are missing an enzyme that allows them to break down lactose; without the enzyme, the sugar in milk passes through their digestive tract unchanged causing symptoms. A little milk is often tolerated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different for each.: Lactose intolerance can be proven with a breath hydrogen test, although usually if the symptoms resolve when off lactose and recur when lactose is reintroduced, that's sufficient proof. For milk protein allergy, skin tests, checking bm's for blood, blood allergy tests, and and elimination diet are used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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