is one of the most common food allergies in children and adults. Although cow's milk is the usual cause of milk allergy, milk from sheep, goats and buffalo also can cause a reaction. And, some children and adult who are allergic to cow's milk are allergic to soy milk too.
A milk allergy usually occurs a few minutes to a few hours after you consume milk. Signs and symptoms of milk allergy range from mild to severe and can include wheezing, vomiting, hives and digestive problems. Rarely, milk allergy can cause anaphylaxis — a severe, life-threatening reaction.
Avoidance is the primary treatment for milk allergy. Fortunately, most children outgrow a milk allergy by age 3. Diet duration
: unlimited if milk allergy symptoms persists. For whom
: adults, children and babies with milk intolerance (from 1 to 5 years old).
The Complete Food List for Milk Allergy in adults and children:
People with milk allergy must avoid this food:
• Milk (whole milk, semi skimmed and skimmed)
• Butter and margarine
• Yogurt and derivatives
• Cookies, sweets and jams
• Pastry products
• Ice creams
• Chocolate, candies, chewing gum
• Canned or bottled juices or food
• Pasta (noodles, macaroni, soups, etc).
Diet Menu for people with Milk Allergy (milk intolerance)
Breakfast for Milk Allergy:
Hot water with 8 spoonfuls of milk dust for allergy. Shake and add 2 to 5 spoonfuls of cereals for children (rice, growth cereal, 7 cereals, etc).
Lunch and Dinner for Milk Allergy: First meal:
Choose between vegetable broth (mixed vegetables), potato with carrot, mashed potatoes, potato with green beans, wheat and rice.
Chicken (boiled, grilled, fried), veal, lamb, with french fries.
Seasonal fruit, washed well before peeling it.
Hot water with 8 spoonfuls of milk dust for allergy, bread with ham; seasonal fruit.
What can I substitute for milk in my recipes?
You can substitute equal amounts of these items for milk in your recipes:
• Fortified soy milk
• Fortified rice milk
• Water Fruit juice such as apple juice to make pancakes
For example, if a recipe calls for 1 cup of milk, use 1 cup of water instead.
Milk allergy or milk intolerance?
It's important to differentiate a true milk allergy from milk protein intolerance or lactose intolerance. Unlike a milk allergy, intolerance doesn't involve the immune system. Milk intolerance causes different symptoms and requires different treatment than does a true milk allergy. Common signs and symptoms of milk protein or lactose intolerance include digestive problems, such as bloating, gas or diarrhea, after consuming milk or products containing milk.
When to see doctor for milk allergy
See a doctor or allergist if you experience milk allergy symptoms shortly after consuming milk. If possible, see your doctor when the allergic reaction is occurring. This will help the doctor make a diagnosis.
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