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Is there a cure for a lactose intolerant child?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Best to accept it

The truly lactose intolerant child is either born without the enzyme needed to digest lactose, or looses it with age.
It can be temporary after a bowel injury like prolonged diarrhea. That self heals over time. Humans also do not have enzymes to digest Cellulose (like termites) or fucose (in beans) & life goes on.Kids can take the enzyme as a supplement, or just avoid lactose & have a great life.

In brief: Best to accept it

The truly lactose intolerant child is either born without the enzyme needed to digest lactose, or looses it with age.
It can be temporary after a bowel injury like prolonged diarrhea. That self heals over time. Humans also do not have enzymes to digest Cellulose (like termites) or fucose (in beans) & life goes on.Kids can take the enzyme as a supplement, or just avoid lactose & have a great life.
Dr. James Ferguson
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