ALLERGIC TO DAIRY PRODUCTS, WHAT SUBSITUTES??? HELP PLEASE

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Ark
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 56
   Posted 7/24/2007 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello,
 
 My regular MD ran an IgG Test on me a last week. Th results came back with highs on many foods I'm allergic too.
 
Today I saw an allergist to see just how accurtae this IgG Test was. He looked the test results over that I had and said tha I need to stay away from Dairy Products, Bananas and Pinnapple.
 
I asked him what do i subsitute for Milk, he ssaid Soymilk. I told him that according to this IgG Test Results I'm also allergic to SoyBean as well, he didn't say anything confused except that he wanted to run a more accurate skin test for food allergies...I agreed and will be done on this coming Thursday.
 
So if I am allergis to dairy products what can one subsitute for these product, Milk, butter, cheese, etc.?
 
Thank You,
Ark
Sabrina

Post Edited (Ark) : 7/24/2007 6:54:20 PM (GMT-6)


Red_34
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23426
   Posted 7/24/2007 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm not allergic to milk but I do have an intolerance for it. Have you tried Lactaid milk? It doesn't have the enzymes or whatever is in milk that makes people have reactions. As for cheeses, you can try goat cheese and butter, usually found in either health food stores or fruit markets.
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Left sided Uc since '92 - meds - Colazal, Canasa (when needed), 6MP (50-75mgs), Forvia, Biotin (IN REMISSION - sort of!)
Secondary Raynauds Syndrome '04  - meds - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia '06 - no meds
Severe seasonal allergies - meds - Allegra 
PLEASE HELP HEALINGWELL CONTINUE TO HELP OTHERS BY CLICKING HERE: DONATE
@--->--Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC--<---@
 
 
 
 

 
 


dragonfly137927
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 2527
   Posted 7/25/2007 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Besides lactaid (which is more for lactose intolerance) they do make rice milk. Also there is a frozen treat called tofutti. Tofutti I know is an ice cream like dessert for lactose intolerance you would have to read the label before purchasing it though. Goat cheeses as well as fresh mozzerella (make sure it is water buffalo mozerella) might be an option as well. My troubles are tree nuts, and oral allergy syndrome to many fruits and veggies. my list is shorter as far as what I can have rather than what I can't.

Cool whip is also lactose free. There are also some sharp cheddar cheeses that are lactose free as well. I am lucky to not have dairy problems especially because i have Crohn's Disease, but for a while I had to avoid dairy until I was able to get my lactose test done.

Good luck, just remember to read labels even if you have had the product before. My godfather's wife has severe allergies to the point where she has to boil bottled water. She mentioned buying a product she could eat, after eating it this time she had severe issues. Come to find out the company changed the ingredients but there was no change in the packaging (except the ingredients list) to ;et consumers know about it.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 


Ark
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 56
   Posted 7/26/2007 2:23 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Red_34,

 I haven't tried Lactaid Milk yet, but guess I will have to give it a try.

I'm going ot have the allergy skin test done and hope it doesn't makeme sick! I aksed the Allergist if the test would make me sick and he said No, but is he telling me the truth I haven't a clue.

Haveyou had the Allergy Skin Test done? If so did it make you sick? I takeit the test is done with alot of little needles on your back or arms?

 

Thanks,

Ark

Sabrina

 

Red_34 said...
I'm not allergic to milk but I do have an intolerance for it. Have you tried Lactaid milk? It doesn't have the enzymes or whatever is in milk that makes people have reactions. As for cheeses, you can try goat cheese and butter, usually found in either health food stores or fruit markets.


Ark
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 56
   Posted 7/26/2007 2:45 AM (GMT -7)   

     Hi Dragonfly137927,

 I'm sure once this allergy skin test is done and I get the results I will have to change the way I eat. Looking closer to labes etc. Gona be a pian in the butt too!

 

I'm sos use to eating whatever I want and now this is going to have to change, and maybe it's for the best because I'm such a junk food junkie something terrible.

I'm scared to have this allergy skin test done because I'm so sensitive to medications it's not funny!

I know this test dones't invole medications but they do use stuff that is put under the skin to see if you have an allergic reaction to it...and hope this test doesnn;t make me sick.

 

Ever had the skin allergy test?

 

Thanks,

Atk

Sabrina                                                                                                                                      

dragonfly137927 said...
Besides lactaid (which is more for lactose intolerance) they do make rice milk. Also there is a frozen treat called tofutti. Tofutti I know is an ice cream like dessert for lactose intolerance you would have to read the label before purchasing it though. Goat cheeses as well as fresh mozzerella (make sure it is water buffalo mozerella) might be an option as well. My troubles are tree nuts, and oral allergy syndrome to many fruits and veggies. my list is shorter as far as what I can have rather than what I can't.

Cool whip is also lactose free. There are also some sharp cheddar cheeses that are lactose free as well. I am lucky to not have dairy problems especially because i have Crohn's Disease, but for a while I had to avoid dairy until I was able to get my lactose test done.

Good luck, just remember to read labels even if you have had the product before. My godfather's wife has severe allergies to the point where she has to boil bottled water. She mentioned buying a product she could eat, after eating it this time she had severe issues. Come to find out the company changed the ingredients but there was no change in the packaging (except the ingredients list) to ;et consumers know about it.


Red_34
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23426
   Posted 7/26/2007 5:18 AM (GMT -7)   
There are two types of skin tests. One is the scratch test and the other is the transdermal. My son had the transdermal (where they put the tiny needles under the surface of the skin on your back) and he didn't feel a thing. Which says alot because he was only 2 at the time. He never had any reaction to the allergens because it only affects the outer most layers of your skin. So these tests shouldn't make you sick - however you might be a little itchy afterwards so keep some allergy med available for afterwards. The only allergy test I had done was the blood test.
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Left sided Uc since '92 - meds - Colazal, Canasa (when needed), 6MP (50-75mgs), Forvia, Biotin (IN REMISSION - sort of!)
Secondary Raynauds Syndrome '04  - meds - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia '06 - no meds
Severe seasonal allergies - meds - Allegra 
PLEASE HELP HEALINGWELL CONTINUE TO HELP OTHERS BY CLICKING HERE: DONATE
@--->--Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC--<---@
 
 
 
 

 
 


Jennjitsu
New Member


Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 7/29/2007 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there, I'm reaching veteran status with this allergy business. My DD has 46+ "positive" food allergies and has recently been diagnosed with Job's Syndrome (so she really may not be truly allergic to all of those!). When we were trying alternatives to milk, our favourite was Oat Milk. Even my husband and I would drink it! Rice milk was no good for her, soy was very bad and eventually we found out oats were not good either, but it was the best tasting out of the alternatives! If you aren't allergic to nuts, they also make almond and hazelnut milk. Some might suggest goats milk and between the statistics (something like 80% or so of milk allergic could also be goat milk intolerant) and the taste, it's a tossup.

So my big input is Oat Milk! I forget the brand, but I found it in the natural section of the grocery store. They have it at Whole Foods if you live near one. I cooked and baked with it almost just like cowsmilk. The milk is usually for hydration anyhow; you can easily use water in a recipe, though it may not taste as "full", but with the oat milk there was little difference. You can also make bread in a machine and just leave out the milk powder alltogether, not much of a difference in my opinion.

Good luck!
Mommy of a two year old with Hyper IgE Syndrome (Job's Syndrome) and Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis. She takes Gastrocrom and Atarax, carries Epi-Pen Jr. G-tube "installed" February '07, nightly tubed feedings. Port placed May '07, IVIG infusions at 3 week intervals and doing GREAT!
RAST/Patch tested positive to 46+ foods. Eats organic carrots and Kamut!

Post Edited (Jennjitsu) : 7/29/2007 9:40:43 PM (GMT-6)

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, December 09, 2016 8:17 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,735,705 posts in 301,325 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151422 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Gabor88.
312 Guest(s), 9 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
FearBug, tickcheckguy, Loutucky, Girlie, Sheeks175, MusicForLife, Suffering34, joavila92, Nomar Lupron 4 Me


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer