Being allergic to milk/milk prodcuts means you have an allergy to casein which is in milk, this is completely different than having lactose intolerance, lactase is the natural sugar in milk/milk products and those that are intolerant to lactase have lactose intolerance.
Signs of a milk allergy that may occur immediately after consuming milk include:
Signs and symptoms that may take more time to develop include:
- Loose stools (which may contain blood or mucus)
- Abdominal cramps
- Coughing or wheezing
- Runny nose
- Skin rash
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.
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