Is milk protein allergy and milk protein intolerance the same thing? (Not talking about lactose intolerance).
In layman's term yes. Milk protein allergy refers to allergy to protein in milk which consists of casein,lacto albumin and lacto gloubulin etc.Patients usually present with history of diarrhea sometimes blood stained,abdominal pain and in children in babies with failure to thrive etc.Referral to a gastroenterologist (pediatric if the patient is a child) or allergist may be warranted.
No. you can have an intolerance with out having an allergy. An allergy can be occur when your body makes antibodies to the milk protein- and an intolerance doesnt necessarily have to be related to antibodies. The most common allergy is IgE mediated, with rash, swelling, hives. An intolerance may not cause those symptoms- they may cause diarrhea.
What is the difference between lactose intolerance and milk protein intolerance? (I'm not talking about the milk protein allergy).
Enzyme deficiency . Lactose intolerance is when the body cannot easily digest lactose, which is a sugar found in milk and dairy products.Lactose intolerance occurs when the small intestine does not make enough of an enzyme called lactase. Your body needs lactase to digest lactose. Milk protein intolerance is an allergy. Read more...