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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
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.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Allergy can develop at any time or any age. ...Read more
Allergy not just GI: Dairy intolerance is caused by an inability to digest milk sugar lactose into two simpler sugars. This results in gas, cramps, bloating, flatulence & diarrhea. Dairy allergy may cause these same symptoms but typically also causes vomiting, skin rashes like hives or eczema & even triggers allergic rhinitis & asthma. If symptoms all GI try lactose-free milk. You'll have no symptoms if intolerant. ...Read more
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
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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