Doctors for Milk Allergy in Chickballapur, Hubli-Dharwad
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A milk allergy is an immune reaction to one of the many proteins in animal milk, although it is most often caused by the alpha S1-casein protein in cow's milk. A milk allergy is sometimes confused with lactose intolerance because they often share symptoms. The two conditions are very different, however. Lactose intolerance occurs when a person lacks the enzyme (lactase) to metabolize lactose—a milk sugar—in the intestines. Symptoms associated with allergy are:
• abdominal cramps
• loose stool (which may contain blood or mucus)
• skin rash
• intermittent coughing
• runny nose or sinus infection
• failure to thrive (slow to gain weight or height)
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 only way to prevent Milk Allergy is to avoid milk and milk based products. In case of severe allergic reactions, the person may need an emergency injection. Antihistamines may be given to suppress the reaction
DID YOU KNOW?
Cow’s milk is the usual cause, but in some cases sheep and goat milk also cause allergies