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How long will it take for my 8 year olds stomach to feel better after eliminating dairy?
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Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Soon
If he is lactose intolerant, it should improve quickly.
Read labels, there is lactose in alot of foods.

In brief: Soon
If he is lactose intolerant, it should improve quickly.
Read labels, there is lactose in alot of foods.
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on transit
The duration of symptoms triggered by lactose on the intolerant gut is time targeted & related to the time it takes for a given lactose exposure to transit the length of the intestine.
In most this will be < 4 days (2 to transit the small bowel). So 4 days after starting the lactose free experience you should see some improvement (if that is the issue).If no better after a week, re-evaluate.

In brief: Depends on transit
The duration of symptoms triggered by lactose on the intolerant gut is time targeted & related to the time it takes for a given lactose exposure to transit the length of the intestine.
In most this will be < 4 days (2 to transit the small bowel). So 4 days after starting the lactose free experience you should see some improvement (if that is the issue).If no better after a week, re-evaluate.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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