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How are milk allergies treated in babies?

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If your baby drinks cow's milk, the doctor may suggest a change to soy formula or only breast milk, if possible. If soy formula causes an allergic reaction, you might use an elemental formula, which is basically sugars and amino acids. There are few, if any, allergens within these materials. The doctor will sometimes prescribe corticosteroids to treat infants with severe food allergies. Fortunately, time usually heals this particular problem. It tends to go away on its own within a child's first few years.

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Fact Sheet: Food Allergy and Intolerances."  UpToDate. American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 18, 2020

SOURCES:

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Fact Sheet: Food Allergy and Intolerances."  UpToDate. American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 18, 2020

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