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Is lactose intolerance a milk allergy?

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Dr. Steven Cohen
Internal Medicine - Allergy
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In brief: No

Lactose intolerance is a digestive problem with inability to break down complex milk sugars into simple sugars that are easy to absorb.
Milk allergy is an ige mediated disease, usually manifest in children, with skin symptoms like hives and eczema, respiratory symptoms like asthma and rarely anaphylactic reactions.

In brief: No

Lactose intolerance is a digestive problem with inability to break down complex milk sugars into simple sugars that are easy to absorb.
Milk allergy is an ige mediated disease, usually manifest in children, with skin symptoms like hives and eczema, respiratory symptoms like asthma and rarely anaphylactic reactions.
Dr. Steven Cohen
Dr. Steven Cohen
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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: No

It is the body's inability to break down the milk sugar lactose.
This is very common. Try taking lactase pills before eating daiy products, or drink lactaid milk etc..But read the labels.

In brief: No

It is the body's inability to break down the milk sugar lactose.
This is very common. Try taking lactase pills before eating daiy products, or drink lactaid milk etc..But read the labels.
Dr. Brian Novick
Dr. Brian Novick
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