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What Does A Milk Allergy Look Like
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
Hives, usually: Most rash from shellfish allergy looks like hives (urticaria) and/or swelling of the eyes, lips and hands (angioedema). A few people with atopic eczema who are shellfish sensitive might get worsening of their eczema. People who process shellfish (like fishermen or cannery workers) might get an eczema-like rash on their hands and skin where they contact the shellfish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same as other foods: Food allergy usually starts within 30 min. And involves some or all of following: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea, vomitting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, flushing, itchy skin, hives, chest tightness, wheezing, runny/stuffy nose, itchy/watery eyes, lightheadedness/low bp. It is rare to have a single symptom except itchy mouth and symptoms resolve within 24 hours. Allergic reactions to fo. ...Read more
Depends: Before 4-6 m babies essentially have no sinus cavities. By a year, the maxillary & ethmoid sinuses are partially developed and inflammation can be seen as creamy nasal debris that often descends down the back of the throat like a waterfall during oral exam. Xrays < 1yr are rarely helpful as the sinus cavities are often filled by normal mucous at that age rather than trapped pus seen when older. ...Read more
Several reactions: While any food can trigger a food allergy, strawberries are commonly blamed for itchy skin rashes after ingestion and sometimes direct skin contact. More severe allergic type reactions may occur, but are less common. Strawberries contain chemical type substance that can release histamine, causing the itchy rashes. Sometimes the reaction is limited to the mouth/throat with itching--oral allergy. ...Read more
"gastrografin": This is a contrast material and has calcium in it, which "tastes chalky", but may have some light flavoring to counteract the chalky taste. It is used to outline the stomach and intestinal lining with x-rays of the area to determine ulcers or other abnormalities. It is white or light pink in general. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See sample picture: It is usually a ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales. Topical lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) are available otc and all seem to work quite well for simple ringworm on body, not scalp/bearded areas. Keep area clean, dry and apply the cream 2-3x/day should get rid of it in about 10-14 days. If not better, consult doc for possible alternate diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a milk, egg, almond nut, hazelnut and peanut allergy. Is there anything I need? Like a kit or something?
Anaphylaxis plan/kit: Peanut and nut allergies can be serious leading to anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction). It's important to have 1) self injectable epinephrine (like EpiPen or Auvi-Q); 2) written anaphylaxis action plan from your doctor; 3). wear a medical ID bracelet; 4) antihistamines for very mild reactions; 5) chef card-to be used at restaurants. All of these can be kept in a kit so as not to be misplaced ...Read more
Antibodies to milk: Milk allergy is an adverse immune response to a certain protein in cow's milk. Allergic responses include dermatitis, gastrointestinal and respiratory distress, including such life-threatening anaphylactic responses. Milk allergy is the most common food allergy in early childhood, affecting 2-3% of infants. Consultation with a board-certified allergist is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
The story and tests: Allergy testing can be done via skin or blood testing. Both have their advantages, but either way, without a story suggesting food allergy one cannot make a diagnosis. Rapid onset of itching, swelling, hives, wheezing, vomiting, diarrhea, leading towards allergic shock paints the picture of true food allergy; testing only confirms this is the case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any dairy: Read lables & avoid food that contains any of the following ingredients: milk (derivative, protein, solids), cream, cheese, butter, buttermilk, butter fat, dry milk solids, whey (delactosed, demineralized, protein concentrate), artificial butter flavor, casein, caseinates (ammonium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, or sodium), curds, lactose, lactalbumin phosphate, lactoferrin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Identify & Avoid: Treating milk allergy means completely avoiding foods containing milk & dairy products. This includes prepared foods with milk as an ingredient. Sometimes milk is listed as casein, caseinate, or whey. Avoid these. Tuna packed in water may contain some milk. Avoid milk, ice cream, cheese, yogurt, butter, whipped & sour cream, gelato, sherbet & cream sauces & salad dressings. Lactose is usually ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood in stool: Other forms of immunologic reaction to milk are cow's milk induced proctocolitis & enterocolitis (fpies). These typically begin in the newborn period and are often due to traces of cow's milk or soy present in breast milk. In proctocolitis the infant passes stool with streaks of red blood. In fpies vomiting & diarrhea begin 1-2 hours after feeding & may be accompanied by prostration and shock. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Milk allergy: You need to see an allergist, they can test your baby, determine what he is allergic to and advise you on what to feed your baby and what to avoid, see a board certified allergist. Look one up at aaaai.Org or acaai.Org. ...Read more
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
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
Most: You can usually substitute water, soy milk, almond milk, or rice milk. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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