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How come my son can eat yogurt and cheese with no problem but has allergic reaction to a full glass of milk?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
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In brief: Allergy to milk

Are you sure it is a allergic reation? If the symptoms are intestinal pain and diarrhea then he may have lactose intolerance due to milk sugar lactose not being digested.
Yogurt has less lactose than milk and that is why it may be eaten with problem. If it is allergy, then a whole glass of milk carries a lot more allergic portortion compared to yogurt.

In brief: Allergy to milk

Are you sure it is a allergic reation? If the symptoms are intestinal pain and diarrhea then he may have lactose intolerance due to milk sugar lactose not being digested.
Yogurt has less lactose than milk and that is why it may be eaten with problem. If it is allergy, then a whole glass of milk carries a lot more allergic portortion compared to yogurt.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Processing

Yogurt and cheese go through an aging process and a different form of processing into yogurt and cheese.
Many dairy allergic people are able to tolerate yogurt and cheese but not a glass of milk. Most kids outgrow milk allergy. Just avoid for now and keep giving the yogurt/cheese. Slowly introduce milk in small quantities until you find he is able to tolerate.

In brief: Processing

Yogurt and cheese go through an aging process and a different form of processing into yogurt and cheese.
Many dairy allergic people are able to tolerate yogurt and cheese but not a glass of milk. Most kids outgrow milk allergy. Just avoid for now and keep giving the yogurt/cheese. Slowly introduce milk in small quantities until you find he is able to tolerate.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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