The abnormal response or reaction of the immune system of the body to milk and products containing milk is known as milk allergy. The symptoms of this allergic reaction could be vomiting, digestive problems such as diarrhoea and stomach cramps and hives. In severe cases a patient could experience anaphylaxis.
HOW IS MILK ALLERGY DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis can be done by a general physician who would do a skin and blood test to check for signs of allergies.
HOW IS MILK ALLERGY TREATED?
The treatment for milk allergy includes:
§ Avoid milk, other dairy products, and products containing milk protein, read labels carefully.
§ Administer epinephrine (adrenaline) if symptoms become severe.
DID YOU KNOW?
Usually children outgrow this problem with age, but if not then you should avoid milk at all costs.