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Can I prevent a reaction to casein?

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To prevent an allergic reaction to casein, you must follow a casein-free diet, avoiding all foods that contain milk or milk products.

Avoiding milk products involves more than just leaving the cheese off your sandwich. It may also mean leaving off the deli meat if it was cut with the same equipment used to slice the cheese. Even miniscule amounts of casein may be enough to trigger a reaction.

From: Casein Allergy Overview WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Nemours Foundation: "Milk Allergy."

Children's Hospital Boston Center for Young Women's Health: "Milk Allergy: A Guide for Teens."

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Anaphylaxis."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 17, 2018

SOURCES:

The Nemours Foundation: "Milk Allergy."

Children's Hospital Boston Center for Young Women's Health: "Milk Allergy: A Guide for Teens."

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Anaphylaxis."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 17, 2018

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