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Simply: no.: I am not aware of any unique allergens in mozzarella that are not in all milk products. Of course, the history of your symptoms is very important in figuring out what is causing them. ...Read more
Is it possible to be allergic to all types of cheese except mozzarella? This doesn't make sense to me.
Possible: If one is allergic to dairy and/or the fungus used to ferment it to cheese, then an allergic reaction is possible. Since the fungus used may vary in type or quantity, one may not be reacting to all the cheeses. However, if one were allergic to the cow protein from cheese, then one would likely be allergic to all of them ...Read more
I am lactose intollerant, however I am able to eat pizza that is made with fresh mozzarella vs regular cheese. Is there a difference in digestion?
Threshold issue: Most people, even those with lactose intolerance, have the ability to digest some lactose because they have some lactase enzyme activity. Exceed your threshold to eat pizza "cheese" and you pay for it with gas, bloating, diarrhea. Consume small amounts of lactose (below your lactase enzyme threshold) ; you're good to go. ...Read more
How many calories in a fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil wrap? Is it better than eating a beef or pork wrap?
Varies: Number of calories would depend on the size of the wrap, and quantity and quality of the ingredients. Likely would have lower fat and less calories than the meat alternatives, but this also depends on quantity and quality of the meat. ...Read more
Why does cheddar (all varieties) give me stomach ache but other cheese such as mozzarella, colby jack, etc. do not?
Cheese: The difference may be in the formulation of the cheese. Cheddar to give its texture and consistency uses lactate which can cause stomach bloating pain gas etc. mozzarella and other cheese doesn't. Perhaps try lactaid pill (contains lactase the enzyme that beaks lactate down) prior ingesting your next slice of cheddar. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What about undercooked frozen mozzarella sticks? Can a child get diarrhea & vomitting from eating it if it's not cooked good?
Unless the cheese is: Unpasteurized, undercooked just means not as hot. ...Read more
36 weeks pregnant & i feel sick after eating fried catfish & 2 mozzarella sticks i napped for a while & baby is moving like crazy. What could be wrong?
Probably nothing: Generally a baby in utero moving like crazy is not a problem- we worry much more when the baby does not move. Could be a coincidence or maybe your baby feels a little sick from the rick food too. I am sure it will pass. The homeopathic medicine nux vomica (available at health food stores) is safe & great for relieving reactions to eating the wrong thing. Avoid fried foods for now- eat healthy! ...Read more
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