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Can lactose intolerance cause eczema rashes?
10 doctors weighed in

4 doctors agree
In brief: No
But the milk protein allergic can.

In brief: No
But the milk protein allergic can.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Lactose intolerance is strictly a digestive problem. Lactose allergies involve a different body chemistry and may trigger allergic skin rashes or eczema.

In brief: No
Lactose intolerance is strictly a digestive problem. Lactose allergies involve a different body chemistry and may trigger allergic skin rashes or eczema.
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Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics
In brief: Perhaps
Foods that have been found to cause eczema in some individuals include wheat, eggs, cow's milk (protein), peanuts, shellfish, food additives, and naturally occurring food chemicals.
An allergist would be able to test for various food and environmental allergies that may be contributing to your dermatitis.

In brief: Perhaps
Foods that have been found to cause eczema in some individuals include wheat, eggs, cow's milk (protein), peanuts, shellfish, food additives, and naturally occurring food chemicals.
An allergist would be able to test for various food and environmental allergies that may be contributing to your dermatitis.
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Dr. Kavitha Gudur
Internal Medicine
In brief: No
Lactose intolerance makes it hard for your body to digest milk and diary products.
It doesn't directly cause eczema. However lactose intolerance and eczema occur together in the same person since indirectly both have immune component which makes body react to foreign substances

In brief: No
Lactose intolerance makes it hard for your body to digest milk and diary products.
It doesn't directly cause eczema. However lactose intolerance and eczema occur together in the same person since indirectly both have immune component which makes body react to foreign substances
Dr. Kavitha Gudur
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Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine
In brief: Not likely
Lactose intolerance and eczema are not known to be connected, but a true milk allergy could cause a skin rash.
Avoiding dairy products for a couple weeks could help determine if dairy products are causing skin symptoms.

In brief: Not likely
Lactose intolerance and eczema are not known to be connected, but a true milk allergy could cause a skin rash.
Avoiding dairy products for a couple weeks could help determine if dairy products are causing skin symptoms.
Dr. Traci Buxton
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