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Are milk allergies common?
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Dr. Sean McGhee
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yes
Somewhere between 2-5% of children will have a milk allergy.
Many but not all will outgrow that allergy as they get older. By adulthood only 0.1-0.5% of people will have an allergy. However, milk intolerance (lactose intolerance) is extremely common in adults. While not a "true" allergy, it can cause gas and diarrhea when milk is drunk. This happens in 25% of caucasians and 90% of asians.

In brief: Yes
Somewhere between 2-5% of children will have a milk allergy.
Many but not all will outgrow that allergy as they get older. By adulthood only 0.1-0.5% of people will have an allergy. However, milk intolerance (lactose intolerance) is extremely common in adults. While not a "true" allergy, it can cause gas and diarrhea when milk is drunk. This happens in 25% of caucasians and 90% of asians.
Dr. Sean McGhee
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Milk allergy
It is one of the most common food allergies in children.
Fortunately most children will outgrow this allergy between the ages of 8-12, and sometimes sooner. This is very different than lactose intolerance.

In brief: Milk allergy
It is one of the most common food allergies in children.
Fortunately most children will outgrow this allergy between the ages of 8-12, and sometimes sooner. This is very different than lactose intolerance.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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