Milk allergy is different from lactose intolerance, although they sometimes present with similar symptoms. Milk allergy is the reaction of the body’s immune system to the presence of milk protein of which there are over thirty found in milk. Most people with a milk allergy will be sensitive to more than one of these proteins.
The effect will be tissue formation in the digestive tract, the skin causing eczema, or in the respiratory tract leading to asthma and bronchitis. They will react to even very small amount.
Many individuals of all ages develop an allergy as well as an intolerance to milk and milk products. The reaction may occur when a person is sick) e.g with infection, alcoholism, surgery, or trauma); thus, dietitians and nurses should always check to see whether a patient can tolerate milk. If the intolerance is due to a reduced activity of lactase, proper dietary therapy can be implanted.
Someone allergic to milk must also avoid many foods containing milk products. Ingesting regular homogenized fresh milk can damage the digestive mucosa of some susceptible individuals, especially children. The damaged cells bleed continuously but only minute amounts of blood are lost. The result is occult blood loss.
Breast milk is much preferred over cow’s milk for babies in order to avoid milk allergy in babies in a family whose members have allergies. Cow’s milk contains the protein beta-lactoglobulin, which may trigger an allergic reaction, while breatsmilk does not.
If an infant has symptoms of milk allergy, special formulas with soy or another protein sources as a base can be safely substituted for milk.
Milk allergy tests or diagnosis
Milk allergy diagnosis mainly include detailed investigations for sign and symptoms, physical examination, history of diet, elimination diet and studying symptoms. Milk allergy tests mainly include skin tests and blood tests.
Milk allergy treatment with homeopathy medicines
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat milk allergy but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat milk allergy symptoms that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of milk allergy symptoms:
Aethusa (an excellent remedy for milk allergy in kids, or babies), Calcaria Carb, Calcaria Sulph, China, Conium, Lac Daf, Magnesia Mur, Natrum Carb, Nitric Acid, Sepia, Staphisagria, Sulphur, Tuberculinum, Alumina, Ambra Gresia, Antim Crude, Argentum Met, Cuprum Met, Iris, Carbo Veg, Chamomilla, Cheledonium, Kali Carb, Kali Iod, Lycopodium, Mag Carb, Natrum Mur, Natrum Phos, Natrum Sulph, Nux Vomica, Phosphorous, Psorinum, Pulsatilla, Zincum Met and many other medicines.