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What does I need to tell my child when older about having had milk intolerance?

What does I need to tell my child when older about having had milk intolerance?

Nothing: You do not have to worry about this being a long lasting issue. If she is able to be transitioned to whole cows milk when she is 1 then there is no longer a problem. She should be aware of it but does not indicate that she will have a residual lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

Lactose is a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy products. Lactose intolerance develops when the small intestine does not make enough of an enzyme called lactase. The body needs this enzyme to digest lactose. This is not a milk allergy, but instead an intolerance with gastrointestinal symptoms of crampy abdominal pain, gassiness and diarrhea worse with increasing ...Read more


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Do you recommend getting a allergy blood test for 6 months old baby? He currently has cow milk intolerance (he spits up a lot when he drinks non diges

Do you recommend getting a allergy blood test for 6 months old baby? He currently has cow milk intolerance (he spits up a lot when he drinks non diges

Unlikely to help you: Infants may have allergies to food items they were exposed to in the womb: cow milk & soy are two top offenders. Kids may also be intolerant to a formula that contains either.The allergy blood test can be falsely positive or negative, as can the skin test some allergists use. Lactose intolerance effects 1/4 kids & it is the sugar in cow milk & most likely issue for your kid. ...Read more

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What's a milk intolerance like?

All non allergic sym: The most common milk intolerance is due to a problem digesting milk or a component of milk. Lactose intolerance is the most common. It may cause bloating, gas, cramping ANS even diarrhea. Milk protein intolerance is common in infants. This causes bloody diarrhea and nasal congestion with drainage. Most kids "out grow" this but i'm convinced that other milder symptoms persist, especially the nasal. ...Read more

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Is it possible to devellop a milk intolerance later in life?

Is it possible to devellop a milk intolerance later in life?

Milk intolerance : Milk intolerance can develop at any age, and is most often due to a deficiency of lactase, the enzyme the body uses to digest milk sugar, or lactose. Babies make the enzyme well, but in many parts of the world, adults don't. Without the enzyme, the sugar remains inside the gut and can't be absorbed, and causes fluid to remain there too, leading to diarrhea. ...Read more

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What does an egg and / or milk intolerance feel like?

What does an egg and / or milk intolerance feel like?

GI symptoms: Most food intolerance symptoms are gastrointestinal - upset stomach, bloating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. Symptoms may begin almost immediately after eating or be delayed for several hours in onset. They persist for minutes to up to a day or two. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have milk intolerance but not with cheese?

Yes: Your milk intolerance may be lactose related, the sugar in milk. During the formation of cheese, especially something like cheddar, the lactose is consumed in the process & only remains at trace levels. ...Read more

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What does an egg and milk intolerance feel like? Gassy?

Milk and egg allergi: Milk allergy and egg allergy can affect the GI tract and make you gassy, stomach cramps, diarrheal or the skin so you can have rashes or hives. Sometimes it can activate asthma. ...Read more

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Is milk intolerance a food allergy or what?

Is milk intolerance a food allergy or what?

Not allergy: Milk intolerance most commonly refers to a condition characterized by bloating, cramps and diarrhea caused by lactase deficiency without allergy/immune mechanisms involved. In allergy to cow's milk the immune system is reacting against cow's milk proteins causing symptoms such as hives. In infants, may cause blood in stools and constipation. The terms intolerance and allergy are often misused. ...Read more

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Can teen get cheese, butter and milk intolerance?

Can teen get cheese, butter and milk intolerance?

Yes: Lactose intolerance can present at any age in various degrees of symptoms. This is due to the body's inability to digest milk sugar, lactose, due to a deficiency or lack of function of the lactase enzyme produced in the gut to digest the milk sugar, lactose. ...Read more

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Could my milk intolerance possibly becoming worse?

If you drink more...: ...Milk, the symptoms will get worse. True lactose intolerance cannot get worse because the enzyme lactase cannot get any more absent. ...Read more

Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Milk Intolerance (Definition)

Milk intolerance (lactose intolerance), is a condition where a person's body does not produce enough of the enzyme lactase, which works to digest the milk sugars. Without this enzyme, the milk sugar goes undigested, which can cause ...Read more