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What is the main difference between milk allergy and lactose intollerence?

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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma

In brief: Indigestion, allergy

Milk allergy is a term reserved for reactions due to allergy sensititivity to milk protein, resulting in immediate reaction including hives, breathing difficulty, vomiting and diarrhea.
Lactose intolerance results from poor capacity to digest lactose, a sugar that is present in milk. Poor lactose digestion produce gas in excess, with cramping and diarrhea.

In brief: Indigestion, allergy

Milk allergy is a term reserved for reactions due to allergy sensititivity to milk protein, resulting in immediate reaction including hives, breathing difficulty, vomiting and diarrhea.
Lactose intolerance results from poor capacity to digest lactose, a sugar that is present in milk. Poor lactose digestion produce gas in excess, with cramping and diarrhea.
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