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What is the average time it takes for a child to outgrow a dairy allergy?

What is the average time it takes for a child to outgrow a dairy allergy?

A year or longer: Dairy allergy comes in a few flavors. A number of babies can have a cow's milk intolerance or even a mild to moderate milk protein allergy that lasts approximately a year or so, then resolves. These are the kids on soy formula who do fine on whole milk at 1 year. Others have a real milk allergy that can persist several years. If lucky, they outgrow it by 4-6, but some continue for many years. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Can I take a calcium supplement while breastfeeding? My son has a dairy allergy and I'm worried I'm not getting the calcium I need.

Can I take a calcium supplement while breastfeeding? My son has a dairy allergy and I'm worried I'm not getting the calcium I need.

Sure: Recommended daily calcium intake for lactating women is 1000 mg. Multivitamin with calcium tablet can easily meet your need. ...Read more

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Can a dairy allergy suddenly come on?

Can a dairy allergy suddenly come on?

Yes: Allergy to foods can develop at any time. Although it may seem to come on suddenly, it may have been preceded by milder symptoms that weren't recognized as allergy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a dairy allergy?

Same for all foods: Allergic reaction to any food produces some or all of following: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, itchy/red skin, hives, nasal congestion, chest tightness, wheezing (especially in asthmatic), light headedness, low bp. These symptoms will occur each time as little as one sip or bite of the food is eaten. Avoid dairy until consult md. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a dairy allergy?

Milk allergy/intol: If you ingest milk or other foods that are dairy or have dairy products in them and you get respiratory or skin effects you may be dairy allergic. Gastrointestinal symptoms are more confusing since most adults that have GI symptoms after milk ingestion have problems digesting the milk, most commonly a deficiency in the lactose enzyme that digests milk's complex sugar, lactose. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have dairy allergy?

How do you know if you have dairy allergy?

Get Allergy Testing: Milk allergy can frequently be confused with milk intolerance. True milk allergies can be very serious, even life threatening. Intolerance can be a severe quality of life issue, but rarely dangerous. Skin and blood testing can be done in conjunction with a thorough history to determine if you have a true anaphylactic type food allergy. I recommend evaluation by a board certified allergist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dairy allergy?

Dairy allergy: An allergy to the proteins found in dairy products and cow's milk. Symptoms may include hives, rash, eczema, itchy red watery eyes, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea, wheezing or coughing within minutes to hours of ingesting milk products. ...Read more

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What symptoms would tell you that you have a dairy allergy?

Many: The most common symptoms of a dairy or milk allergy or GI symptoms and skin symptoms. Gi symptoms would be nausea, vomiting and diarrhea (with tiny amounts). Skin symptoms would be hives, itching, swelling, or flare of eczema. In infants, bloody stools can be seen. In infants, a rare lung reaction to milk is called heiner's syndrome. A severe milk reaction is anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Dairy Allergy (Definition)

An allergy to the proteins found in dairy products and cow's milk. Symptoms may include hives, rash, eczema, itchy red watery eyes, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea, wheezing or coughing within minutes to hours ...Read more