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Dairy products and an allergy: how to live without milk?


A food allergy, and in particular cow’s milk protein intolerance, is a widespread disease. About 80% of children who suffer from an atopic dermatitis are diagnosed with an allergy to this product. Moreover, the number of such children is growing every year.

The reasons for such a complex interaction of milk protein with the immune system may be different. In most cases, this is a heredity, less often – immune shifts, as for children, it is the immaturity of the digestive system and the result of excessive use of dairy products by the mother during the pregnancy.

The diet in case of allergy to a milk protein

At first, a person with allergy symptoms should exclude the product from his ration.

If relatives of breastfeeding woman suffered from a milk protein intolerance, and it is better to exclude milk for a lactation period – even if she does not have this kind of allergy.

A substitution of cow’s milk products for anything else does not eliminate the symptoms because allergenic proteins are contained in virtually all of its forms.
Nutritionists recommend to write a food diary in which you should indicate what you eat and drink all the day, and note reactions to certain foods.

When writing a diary, it makes sense to keep a special hypoallergenic diet, which is based on:

  • Vegetable, fish and chicken broths.
  • Meat
  • Eggs.
  • Nuts.
  • Beans.
  • Porridge on water without butter.
  • Macaroni without butter.
  • Water.
  • Weak tea.
  • Vegetables and vegetable juices.
  • Fruit and fruit juices.

How to substitute milk and dairy products in the diet with health benefits?

A cow’s milk without a risk to health can be substituted only on the milk of vegetable origin:
Soy.
Coconut.
Rice.
Oatmeal.
On their basis, you can prepare different dishes. For example, from a soy milk, you can make cottage cheese, cheese or yogurt.

How to cure of an allergy on dairy products?

At first, you need to abandon the products that can cause it. There is a list:

  • Yogurt
  • Kefir
  • Pudding
  • Nougat
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Whey and some other products

Also, milk protein can be contained in chocolate, flour, margarine and brown sugar.

How to substitute these products will tell you the doctor. For example, sometimes for the preparation of a specific dish, instead of milk, you can use plain water, juice or liquids containing vegetable protein.

And do not self-medicate! Only the doctor can prescribe the right diet and pick up medicines.

One thought to “Dairy products and an allergy: how to live without milk?”

  1. It is a very annoying allergy. It usually causes a lot of discomforts, because milk is contained in lots of products. Furthermore, it can be life-threatening.

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