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What is the difference between milk allergy vs lactose intollerence?

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David Miller
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In brief: Good question

An allergy is when your immune system reacts to a substance, causing rashes, wheezing, etc.
This can happen with milk and many other foods. Lactose intollerence is caused by a lack of an enzyme needed to digest milk. This typically causes bloating, gas and diarrhea with some cramping. Very different from an allergy.

In brief: Good question

An allergy is when your immune system reacts to a substance, causing rashes, wheezing, etc.
This can happen with milk and many other foods. Lactose intollerence is caused by a lack of an enzyme needed to digest milk. This typically causes bloating, gas and diarrhea with some cramping. Very different from an allergy.
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