Preventive Milk Allergy Care in McKinney and Southlake
Milk is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, contributing to long-term health of bones and teeth. However, as one of the most common causes of food allergy symptoms, drinking milk is not without its risks.
At TexasAllergyMD we offer holistic allergy care that puts our patients’ needs first. Visit our McKinney/Prosper and Southlake allergy treatment centers and experience a new approach to milk allergy management.
An Overview of Milk Allergies
A milk allergy is an adverse immune system reaction to proteins in cow’s milk. The main milk allergens (casein and whey) can cause allergic reactions when consumed in several ways.
- Directly consuming cow’s milk.
- Eating dairy products like cheese and butter.
- Cross-contamination from cooking surfaces or utensils.
- Processed snacks like ice cream, cakes and chocolate.
Though milk allergies are most prevalent in children, they may sometimes persist into adulthood. Our board-certified allergist, Dr. Mireku, offers patient-centered care for people of all ages who are dealing with food allergy symptoms. For adults and children dealing with a milk allergy, our allergy treatment centers are safe spaces that offer testing services and innovative, preventative solutions.
Milk Allergy Management Options
Similar to the best treatments for egg allergies, milk allergy management starts with avoiding the dairy products that put your child’s health at risk. First, check the ingredients on product packaging – manufacturers are required to list the primary allergens.
If your child is in school, inform teachers of your child’s dietary requirements. Also, speak with your allergist about what to do in case of anaphylaxis. An epinephrine auto-injector is a valuable tool if a severe allergic reaction occurs.
Finally, understand that there are various milk allergy treatments designed to reduce the risk of allergic reactions. Dr. Mireku will be happy to discuss the range of allergy treatments in person or via our telehealth service.
Common Questions About Milk Allergies
The common symptoms of a milk allergy are hives, vomiting, stomach pains, diarrhea, coughing and a runny nose. Symptoms of anaphylaxis include swelling, wheezing, severe breathing difficulties and fainting.
Your allergist will discuss your symptoms and medical history for any type of allergy, including a milk allergy. Diagnosing milk allergies will also involve testing that may include the skin prick test, a blood test, or an oral food challenge. This thoroughness helps your allergist reach an accurate diagnosis.
Milk allergies and lactose intolerance are not the same thing. A milk allergy is an immune system disorder with potentially severe symptoms – in rare cases these can be life-threatening. Lactose intolerance is a digestive issue with aggravating (though much less severe) symptoms.
Get Expert Milk Allergy Treatments at Our McKinney/Prosper and Southlake Centers
Over more than 10 years, Dr. Mireku has built a reputation based on effective, patient-centered allergy care. Our allergy treatment centers in McKinney/Prosper and Southlake deliver the best in adult and pediatric milk allergy treatments. For testing and treatment services, call (469) 375-1525 or request an appointment now.
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