You or your child is sensitive to proteins found in the milk! This sensitivity causes milk allergies.
Millions of people are suffering with milk allergies. It is an immune system’s response to cow’s milk.
Your immune system reacts against the proteins found in milk.
Cow’s milk is one of the most frequent food allergen because of one or more of the proteins. Milk allergies when come to your child they are often confused with lactose intolerance. Casein and whey are the two protein allergens in the milk.
Irrespective of the age all of you can get milk allergies at any point in your life, but they are most common in infants. According to American academy of pediatrics 2-3 percent of the infants have milk allergies. They go away on their own when your child reaches to 3-5 years old.
Symptoms of milk allergies:
There are 3 types of reactions comes from milk allergies.
Intestinal and stomach reaction:
- Abdominal pain and bloating
- Gas or wind
Lung, nose and throat reactions:
- Itchy and watery eyes
- Runny nose
- Shortness of breath
- Allergic shiners or black eyes
- Itchy red rash
- Swelling of lips, mouth, face, tongue or throat
Food sources of milk allergies:
Butter, cheese, cream, ice-cream, kefir, sour-cream, and yogurt always contain milk.
Most of the processed foods are also contain milk. Some of them are chocolates, canned foods, deli meats, pastries, snack foods with butter or cheese, salad dressings, and soups.
Treatment for milk allergies:
Similar to the case with all allergens, avoidance and allergy care is the best remedy even with milk allergies. There are many types of treatment to cure milk allergies.
Milk allergies symptoms can be treated with medicines like antihistamines, corticosteroids and epinephrine. These drugs help to reduce the allergic reactions and breathing and blood circulation can be restored.
Other than conventional treatments you can also use alternative methods of treatment. Among which the most important methods include:
It is an energy based treatment for milk allergies. Kinesiology can also be used in this method. It is the art and science of human body movements.
In this method muscle testing can be performed to measure the energy levels moving through your meridians. These energy levels can be blocked by milk allergens.
Your practitioner places milk allergen in your energy field. If this test shows your body becomes weak in the presence of the milk allergen then he stimulates specific acupuncture points on your body by using needles.
Herbal remedy for milk allergies:
Herbal remedy helps to break the milk into small units which can be absorbed by your body with out ant reaction.
The most popular herbal remedy is power enzyme complex. This is a mixture of enzymes that helps in the digestion of milk without any side effects.
Homeopathic medicine for allergies makes your body to less react to milk allergens. So your body won’t react to the milk protein. A well known homeopathic remedy for milk allergies is natrum carbonicum. It reduces congestion, flatulence and acts as a liver protector.
With these treatment methods you can combat from milk allergies. Be careful while buying the products which contain milk proteins.