Milk protein allergy vs lactose intolerance

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Avatar f tn s how my allergy acts with dairy because it was the dairy protein in the milk I was allergic to, rather then the lactose molecule itself. Lesson is, you cannot cure dairy allergy using lactase supplements, it just doesn't work to cure the allergy to the cow's milk protein itself, which is where our allergy stems from. Also the last part makes perfect sense & again points to you have an allergy to dairy is all.
Avatar m tn Hi, 'Signs of a milk allergy that may occur immediately after consuming milk include: * Wheezing * Vomiting * Hives Signs and symptoms that may take more time to develop include: * Loose stools (which may contain blood or mucus) * Diarrhea * Abdominal cramps * Coughing or wheezing * Runny nose * Skin rash It's important to differentiate a true milk allergy from milk protein intolerance or lactose intolerance.
Avatar f tn s a sort of allergy, or a digestive problem about breaking down milk proteins, similar to lactose intolerance being a digestive problem about breaking down milk sugars. Lactose intolerance sometimes follows milk protein intolerance. Milk protein intolerance is difficult to positively diagnose. But it tends to be a slower reaction than milk allergy, which is often quick, or lactose intolerance, which follows within a hour or so.
Avatar n tn It is kind of the same because Lactose Intolerance does the same thing. Obviously you do not have an anaphylactic allergy to milk but you do have some allergy to it. I recommend the soy products. Good luck and hope this helps.
Avatar f tn By now I do know what bothers me more than other things and I basically just deal with it. However I stumbled upon an article online a few days ago about lactose intolerance vs a milk allergy and it's made me question what I've always believed to be lactose intolerance. Let me start off by telling you what bothers me the most: whole milk (I can usually drink a glass of skim and be ok), sour cream, large amounts of cheese. Cheesecake, milk shakes, and heavy cream are the worst.
1900997 tn?1321659956 I absolutely think lactose intolerance is the issue here. Lactose intolerance can come about at any age and for random reasons. I got it after I had my first child. There are different levels of intolerance and thus different amounts people can handle. I rarely ever drink a glass of milk. I find that is isn't a problem when I put it in my cereal. In fact, it helps to keep me regular. The gas is still a bit of a hindrance.
1671784 tn?1303831361 It could be a milk allergy. I'd be hesitant to say it's Lactose Intolerance, only because it's rare for children to actually have this. Most doctors just say it is as a generalized thing and it's not the real cause. As we grow older it's more common (in fact I have it) since our body stops producing lactase. Usually symptoms occur an hour or so after eating. Try avoiding all dairy and see if it helps.
Avatar f tn i have lactose intolerance and i am on a diet where i cant eat anything with milk not even if thrs just a little milk in a cookie recipe but lately i have been feeling like throwing up after i take lactaide if i go out i take it i feel like i have the flew but its off and on
Avatar f tn or allergy/intolrance with some dietary ingredient. Most babies with milk allergy are allergic to cow’s milk protein, while others are allergic to soy protein, and some to both. Breast-fed infants normally have stools that look like watery, yellow cottage cheese. Their stools also are frequent, often occurring during or after each feeding. Breast milk stools usually are sweet-smelling as compared to the stools of formula-fed infants.
1559857 tn?1312845930 s causing lactose intolerance BUT there seems to be a strong correlation between Celiac and casein intolerance. Lactose is the simple sugar of milk and casein is the protein of milk. It does make sense if you think about it.... If Celiac disease is an autoimmune reaction to gluten, (the protein in wheat) then it makes some sense that the protein in milk might also cause issues particularly because both proteins are literally sticky and bind in the small intestines.
Avatar f tn Continued that day then diarrhea for approx 4 to 5 days. Recently a GI diagnosed possible DELAYED MILK Allergy. He does keep a mild bumpy rash on upper arms. My concern is can this type of allergy really cause this type of cycle? I would think he would have more symptoms closer together. We began NO milk protein diet& scheduled MRI next month. Will MRI only show brain or can they see intestinal problems as well?
Avatar n tn Angel, my suggestion would to try to narrow down the problem. If you know she gets gas with dairy, the problem could be due to the milk sugar - lactose - or the milk protein - casein. If it's the milk sugar, you could just go lactose free. But if it's the protein, you'll have to go dairy-free completely - no dairy of any kind. Try going to and read about the fecal antibody test for casein intolerance. You may want to do that test to find out.
1099201 tn?1338180918 I just turned 80, and have had some digestive issues, such as nausea, bloating and diarrhea during the last few years, often in connection with my hobby of running ultramarathons, which suggested a late-life onset of lactose intolerance. As an experiment, I started using the chewable lactase supplements (Lactaid, etc.) before meals, and that seems to have taken care of the problem, which seems like prima facie evidence of LI, although I haven't been tested or diagnosed.
Avatar f tn If you are allergic to milk, you can be allergic either to a protein in the milk or have lactose intolerance. Are you allergic to milk products? If not and if you are able to consume milk during daytime without any problem, then you are not allergic to milk. Some people are not able to take milk at night as it causes gas and bloating and vomiting. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar f tn Sorry this is way off of our normal subject, but I was just wondering the signs of lactose intolerance and whether or not you can get this as you get older. I am wondering because I have had abdominal pain for the past about 4 days. And I mean it really hurts. Also my back kind of where my kidneys are. I also get nausea a little and spent this morning vomiting. I went to the doctor and he said I was free of infection, and I am not pregnant so he does not know.
Avatar f tn There is a difference between lactose intolerance and a milk allergy. You might have a milk allergy. If milk bothers you, you should avoid it.
Avatar f tn u could have a allergy called lactose intolerance which basically means u cant break down the sugars from lactose which is mainly found in dairy products there are tests for this with your doctor{breath tests} and is very common.
Avatar n tn My son is 3½ and about a year ago, he started vomiting after drinking milk or eating something with large quantities or milk. We took him to the doctor thinking that he could be lactose intolerant, but all of the tests came back negative. The doctor did say that they weren't always conclusive but to slowly reintroduce normal milk into his diet. The first time he drank real milk he vomited and since then, he has been on lactose free milk.
Avatar f tn I've always been allergic (not lactose intolerance) to milk since I was born. Now at 5 weeks all I want to eat is milk and things made from milk. Does this mean my baby isn't allergic to milk? Or my allergy for milk going away since I'm pregnant? Or just being pregnant cravings? I don't want to drink milk thinking I'm not allergic and get sick. Help please?
Avatar f tn I'm not sure whether constipation is associated with lactose intolerance. I have lactose intolerance and I certainly don't get constipated ;) I'm not as sensitive as you, as I can eat small amounts of lactose. If I eat too much lactose I get bloating, cramps, gas and diarrhea. Have you tried lactose-free milk? No lactose...only dairy. See how you react to that. Just don't buy Wal*Mart brand...I think they skimp on removing the lactose and leave some in the milk! LOL.
Avatar n tn Milk allergy and lactose intolerance are two totally different things. So, if you were negative for allergy, you can still have lactose intolerance. Pretty strict lactose-free diet trial is needed for that, just can have a hydrogen breath test with lactose to confirm diagnosis.
Avatar f tn As a young child I was allergic to milk from allergy skin tests. In 2012 it was termed Lactose Intolerance (also had Gluten intolerance). I'm trying to get insurance to change a medication with Lactose for Hypothyroidism called Levothyroxine (which contains lactose and acacia) to Tirosint awaiting Prior Authorization. This past year I have had trouble maintaining proper A1C levels.