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Milk Allergies Health Feed

Sir, since milk is the best of calcium but I am a milk intolerant so cannot take the same. Sir lassi prepared from curd provides the same amount of calcium as of milk. Further please tell me also whether lassi possess the same amount of calcium and nutritions which curd provides.

Dr. Jatin Soni 96% (26196 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Lassi perse needs to be avoided and if milk is intolerable and if fresh curd is tolerated than can drink fresh homemade curd or otherwise we will have to skip curd also from our daily diet
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My 2 years old starts coughing after drinking milk. It started around a few days ago that whenever he drinks milk he starts coughing. Is it just fine with little kids or is there anything to worry about?

Dr. Amit Chitaliya 93% (794 ratings)
FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My 2 years old starts coughing after drinking milk.
It started around a few days ago that whenever he drinks milk he ...
This sign of reflux disease.. Lessen the quantity of milk Get the milk scan done Give more semisolid or solid diet Prefer to give food at regular intervals
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Muje lactos ki problem hai. Lactos lene se muje loss motion ho jate hai. please help.

Dr. Kavish Pandey 92% (308 ratings)
BHMS, MD - Homoeopathy
Homeopath, Lucknow
This is called Lactose intolerance. This is a type of allergy which is suffered by many people around the world. There are no such curative treatments in So called modern medicine. But in homoeopathy there are reasonable very good results with Allergies. Take Homoeopathic treatment from a good homoeopath to get cured.
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Know How Homeopathy Helps to Treat Allergies!

Dr. Mukesh Singh 92% (9881 ratings)
B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Know How Homeopathy Helps to Treat Allergies!

Most people, at some point of time, have been affected by allergic reactions. An allergic reaction is a hypersensitive reaction triggered by an Allergen (substance that has the potential to trigger an allergic reaction). Allergies can be Perennial or Seasonal. Perennial allergies are not season specific and can occur throughout the year.

Seasonal allergies, on the other hand, are season specific, for example, hay fever (triggered by pollens) is a common allergic reaction during the spring season.

A number of substances can act as a potential allergen, triggering a hypersensitive reaction in a person. The allergens can be 

  1. Environmental factors, such as pollen, dust mites, sunlight, fur of some animals, or mold
  2. Certain foodstuffs like milk and dairy products, peanuts, wheat, soy, tomatoes, eggplant, alcohol or shellfish.
  3. Synthetic and natural substances like pesticides, nickel, latex
  4. Certain medications like sulfa drugs, penicillin
  5. Animal stings; mostly wasps and bees, can also trigger an allergic reaction.

The allergic reactions affecting a person can vary depending on the source of the allergen. It can be a skin allergy, nasal and cough allergy, food allergy or a dust allergy. The best way to treat an allergic reaction is to identify the allergen involved. Homeopathic treatments are very effective against allergic reactions. Though time consuming; homeopathic treatment provides long lasting and permanent relief. In addition, the homeopathic medicines have no harmful side effects. No wonder, more and more people are going for homeopathic treatments.

The following homeopathic medicines, if taken regularly and diligently, can successfully treat a number of allergic reactions:

  • Arsenic album: Many people suffer from watery eyes, continuous sneezing, running nose accompanied by a burning sensation. These all are signs of a nasal allergy. Arsenic Album is an effective homeopathic option against nasal allergy.
  • Sulphur: It provides great relief from skin allergies. Sulphur is a boon for people suffering from very dry and itchy skin.
  • Natrum mur: It is an effective homeopathic (natural) medicine against nasal and skin allergies.
  • Pulsatilla, natrum carb and aethusa cynapium: These homeopathic medicines act as a blessing for people suffering from milk allergy.
  • Urtica urens: If you are allergic to shellfish, Urtica Urens is just for you.
  • Bromium and lycopersicum: They are very effective against dust allergies. Arsenic Album is also an excellent option.

There are people who are allergic to certain hair dyes. Arsenic Album and Sulphur effectively deals with such allergies. Natrum Mur and Sepia cannot be neglected either. Do not allow allergies to make your life miserable. Switch over to the homeopathic treatments and enjoy a stress free life, sans the allergies. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath.

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Common Foods that Can Trigger Allergy

Dt. Kanchan Patwardhan 89% (176 ratings)
MSc. Foods & Nutrition, BSc. Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Common Foods that Can Trigger Allergy

Food is a very important part of your life as it provides all the necessary nutrients required by your body and is essentially, the fuel for all things to function within. However, many people may have aversion to certain kinds of food as it causes adverse reactions within their body. Let’s look at some of the common food allergies that people commonly report and how to identify them.

Allergies v/s Intolerances: ‚ÄčIt is important to note here that there is a significant difference between food sensitivities or intolerances and allergies. Sensitivities or intolerances cause adverse effects on your body inevitably when you consume certain types of foods. One such example is diarrhea, caused by ingesting cheese or milk by lactose intolerant people. However, allergies are caused when the immune system within your body mistakes harmless food as something that might harm you and thus tries to protect you from its effects. This results in reactions within your body which may be very painful and problematic.

Common foods that trigger allergies
Some of the common foods that trigger allergies are:
1. Peanuts
2. Shellfish
3. Other forms of tree nuts such as almonds, walnuts etc.
4. Gluten rich grains such as wheat, rye barley, oats
5. Certain types of fish
6. Eggs
7. Soy products
8. Milk (allergic reactions mostly occur within children)

Some other foods which have been known to cause allergies in rare cases are:
1. Meats such as pork, chicken, beef, mutton
2. Corn and corn products
3. Gelatin
4. Certain spices such as mustard, garlic and coriander among others
5. Certain seeds such as poppy, sunflower, or sesame

Symptoms of allergies
In certain cases, the allergies might manifest immediately, almost in a matter of minutes, within the body. However, in many cases, it may take a few hours for it to show up. The symptoms may range from mild to quite severe. Mild symptoms will make it quite hard to actually diagnose it as a food allergy.

Some of the milder symptoms could be:
1. Hives or eczema could form on your skin which may be very itchy. These would look like raised swollen areas that could be red, inflamed, and dry.
2. The inside of your mouth and ears may become itchy
3. You could suddenly develop a runny or a blocked nose and start sneezing or coughing.
4. Your eyes may become watery, red and itchy
5. You may develop a funny taste in your mouth
6. Others symptoms may include throwing up and even loose motions

Other severe forms of allergies can be caused mostly by shellfish and peanuts and other forms of nuts and fish. Symptoms in such cases would look like:
1. Uneven heartbeat
2. Difficulty in swallowing and breathing
3. Feeling of extreme weakness, confusion
4. Passing out or feeling light headed
5. The tongue, throat or lips may swell up
6. Chest pain 

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist.

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Soy Milk - Should You or Should You Not Drink it?

Dt. Archana Batra 91% (120 ratings)
Diploma in dietetics, PG certificate in Diabetes Education, BPTh/BPT, Verified Certificate in Nutrition for health promotion and disease prevention
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Soy Milk - Should You or Should You Not Drink it?

Do you consume soy milk on a regular basis? Soy milk is full of essential nutrients and is a source of complete protein for vegns and vegetarians. However, some people avoid taking soy milk as several compounds similar to the female hormone estrogen are present in soy milk. In spite of having several cons, the pros of drinking soy milk are significant and essential for maintaining good health.

  1. Nutrients in soy milk: Soy milk contains protein in large amounts and is fortified with micro nutrients such as vitamin D, calcium, phosphorous, vitamin A, vitamin B12 and Riboflavin. One cup of soy milk contains about 8 grams of protein. Soy milk also contains Alpha Linolenic Acid or ALA, an Omega-3 fatty acid, which the body requires for proper functioning. The micro nutrients contained in soy milk are similar to those present in cow milk.
  2. It is lactose-free: Cow milk contains lactose, which is a natural sugar and many people find it hard to digest it. Soy milk is completely lactose free. Hence, if you have a milk allergy or are lactose intolerant, soy milk serves to be an ideal nutritional replacement without having any negative side effects on your body.

Health benefits
There are several health benefits, which are obtained by drinking soya milk. It is free of dietary cholesterol, trans fat and saturated fat, which indicates that your risk of heart disease is reduced. Drinking 25 grams of soy milk as a part of a healthy diet prevents the occurrence of heart diseases. Soy contains isoflavones which help in the prevention of hormone associated cancers such as breast cancer, prostate cancer and endometrial cancer.

Concerns
In spite of having several health benefits, there are some potential concerns associated with soy milk and its consumption. According to some studies, soy can affect or impact fertility in men. Soy may also increase the activity of thyroid hormone and reduce thyroid function. Moreover, milk is considered to be more effective than soy protein in boosting lean muscle mass.

Soy milk accounts for being one of the most ideal non dairy milk varieties, if you are concerned about matching its nutrient content with cow’s milk. Recently, there have been some controversies regarding the benefits of soy milk as GMOs or genetically modified organisms are used in it. However, there are many soy milk manufacturing brands which do not use GMOs. Moreover, there is no evidence about GMOs being harmful to the body. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.

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4 Most Common Food Allergies

Dr. Molly Joseph 93% (112 ratings)
Diploma in Allergy and clinical Immunology, MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Allergist/Immunologist, Kochi
4 Most Common Food Allergies

Every year, the emergency rooms at hospitals get flooded by cases of allergic reactions from food. According to a census, about 15 million Indians suffer from some kind of food allergy. The symptoms of food allergy may vary from itchy mouth to potentially fatal conditions like anaphylactic shock. Other symptoms of an allergic reaction can present themselves as difficulty in breathing, swelling of the tongue, rashes and intestinal discomfort.

According to specialists, allergies to food can develop at any age, at any time. Hence, if you suspect a sudden allergic reaction to a food that you have consumed before without any problem, it is advised to consult a doctor.

Here is a list of the most common food allergies that people suffer from frequently-

  1. MILK: Milk is the most common food that children and infants are allergic to. Milk allergy must not be confused with lactose intolerance wherein a person faces many difficulties in digesting the sugar present in milk. The two conditions are not related. Milk allergy is the hypersensitivity reaction that happens in response to certain proteins present in milk and can be potentially deadly. Most children are seen to outgrow their allergy to milk.
  2. WHEAT: It is a common misconception to confuse Celiac’s disease with a wheat allergy. Wheat allergy exclusively occurs due to the hypersensitivity to the protein present in wheat alone. In Celiac’s disease, it is the gluten in the food they are hypersensitive to, which is also present in rye, barley and oats.
  3. SOY: Soy is a very common allergic food and most children seem to outgrow it by the age of 10. Most of the time, soy allergy is not too severe and the symptoms presented are mostly mild. Although, cases of anaphylaxis in reaction to soy have been reported. Soy and soy protein are very common ingredients found in food, hence it is advised to check the ingredients present before consuming it.
  4. SHELLFISH: This allergy usually does not go away and you are most likely to deal with all your life. Most people who experience allergies from shellfish are most likely to be hypersensitive to both crustaceans (lobsters, shrimps and crabs) and mollusks (mussels, oysters, scallops and clams). This type of allergy can become very intense and you must even avoid the steam produced from cooking shellfish. For some people, the mere contact with shellfish can trigger an allergic reaction  
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Asthma or Allergies - Know The Causes Behind It!

Dr. Rashmi Shukla 87% (4472 ratings)
BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
Asthma or Allergies - Know The Causes Behind It!

It is an episodic chronic respiratory disorder in which there is airflow obstruction causing difficulty in breathing. It is a very common disorder affecting children more than adults For some, the condition is mild with infrequent episodes & for others it is a serious medical emergency-An episode may pass away quickly and may be short lasting or at times lasts longer & requires immediate medical help.

Causes behind it

Hereditary & familial tendency or history of allergy, which may be skin allergy also predisposes to asthma in the offsprings. Allergy mostly inhaled is the most common cause of asthma.

Allergens can be: 

  1. Environment - smoke, dust & pollution and petrol fumes. 
  2. Pollen and molds from grass, flowers and trees. 
  3. Strong perfumes 
  4. Paints & varnishes 
  5. Tobacco smoke 
  6. House dust mite 
  7. Chemical fumes 
  8. Food, which can cause allergy are: 
    • Sour food 
    • Citrus fruits 
    • Cold food & drinks 
    • Artificially colored & flavored foods 
    • Fish 
    • Beer, wine 
    • Vinegar 
    • Grapes 
  9. Canned vegetables
  10. Infection of the lung, which can be bacterial, viral predisposes to asthma. 
  11. Emotional stress is a known trigger factor for an asthmatic attack.
  12. Over strenuous exercise and inhalation of cold air and climatic changes are also trigger factors.

Symptoms 

  1. Initially there is a feeling of restlessness with a painless, tightness in the chest. 
  2. There may be cough, sometimes with phlegm and a wheezing or whistling sound when breathing. 
  3. Mild to moderate shortness of breath and shortness and rapid breathing follow with a feeling of anxiety, sweating & inability to lie down on the back.
  4. Usually the sufferer finds comfort in sitting bent forwards and near the windows.

Dietary management

  1. For infants born in vegetarian family, vegetarian food is preferred. 
  2. Avoid food and drinks known to cause allergy - cow milk, vinegar, lemon juice, grapes, instant tea, corn syrup, fruit toppings, cold food and drinks, canned food, food additives, beer and wine. 
  3. Eat balanced nutritious diet. 
  4. Eat fresh unprocessed food. 
  5. Consume Bitter gourd (Karela) cooked or juice, it strengthens the immunity. 
  6. Every morning, drink boiled mixture of – ½ cup water, little ginger, 2-3 leaves of sweet basil (tulsi) and mint leaves, or you can eat the raw leaves, this will boost up you immunity.
  7. Boil a mixture of Bishops weed (Ajwain), tea leaves and water and inhale the steam, helps to decongest.
  8. Consume garlic and onions, will be beneficial, but avoid them if you are on homeopathic medicine.
  9. Consume lots of Vitamin B complex. 
  10. Liver, kidney, pancreas, yeast (Brewer's yeast), lean meat especially pork, fish, dairy products, poultry, egg, shrimps, crabs and lobsters,. 
    • Milk and milk products, green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grain cereals. 
    • Carrots, bananas, avocado, raspberries, artichoke, cauliflower, soy flour, barley, cereals, pasta, whole grains, wheat barn like rice and wheat germ, dried beans, peas and soybeans.
    • Increase intake of magnesium in your diet. 
    • Sea food, nuts, green leafy vegetables. 
    • Peas, lotus stem, pulses, whole grains, fruits.

Do's & Don'ts

  1. Try to recognize the trigger factors that bring on your attack, so that you can avoid them In families with history of allergy (asthma, eczema), avoid artificial milk, eggs, cocoa, juices & wheat preparations till completion of 6 months. In such circumstances you can only breast feed till 6 months.
  2. Do breastfeed your baby for the first 6 months to strengthen the immune system and avoid contact with allergens such as in cow's milk .
  3. Avoid foods & drinks that are known to cause a problem such as vinegar, lemon juice, grapes, instant tea, corn syrup, fruit toppings, cold food & drink, canned vegetables, beer and wine Avoid smoke, pollution, dust as far as possible.
  4. There are three steps to be taken when dealing with an allergy.
    1. Firstly, identify the cause or allergen
    2. Secondly, avoid it.
    3. Thirdly, if avoidance is impossible, treat the symptoms.
  5. Keep a diary and try to trace a pattern or relation between your allergic reaction and the allergen. E.g. Sneezing while doing housework could mean you are allergic to house dust.
  6. Take steps to deal with stress, anxiety and tension as these can influence the frequency and severity of symptoms
  7. Good nutrition, balanced diet, adequate rest and relaxation will be beneficial. 
  8. Yoga can help you by breathing exercises. Breathing exercise will help better utilization of available lung space.

Homoeopathy at your rescue

Homoeopathy helps to get rid of inhalers & nebulisation quickly & permanently. Homeopathy not only deals with disease it deals with patient as a whole.

Note

  1. Avoid smoke, pollution, and dust as far as possible. 
  2. Try to reduce stress, anxiety and tension, practice yoga will help to relax and relive stress.
  3. Yoga will also help by breathing exercise. Breathing exercise will help better utilization of available lung space. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath.
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Is Your Child Suffering From Food Allergy!

Dr. Molly Joseph 93% (112 ratings)
Diploma In Allergy & Clinical Immunology, MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Allergist/Immunologist, Kochi
Is Your Child Suffering From Food Allergy!
Allergies from food can cause asthma in your child and it can become a lifelong problem. True or false? Take this quiz to know now.
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I am not getting enough breast milk supply for my baby. What to do. I already take Galact granules 3 times daily. Lactare tablet twice daily. What do you suggest. When I feed her. She sucks for few 2 min and then starts crying. I want to increase milk flow. Pls help. Me.

Dr. Ashwani Kumar Khera Khera 87% (910 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Fazilka
I am not getting enough breast milk supply for my baby. What to do. I already take Galact granules 3 times daily. Lac...
Avoid stress coffee take shatavri powder fenel seeds jira seeds 5tulsi leaves boil them in one glass water for five minutes then filter and drink oatmeal carrots beetroot is also efectve.
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