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How is casein allergy treated?

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Your doctor may want you to carry injectable of epinephrine with you in case you accidentally eat a food containing casein and have a reaction. Your doctor or pharmacist can show you how to give the epinephrine. You may also want to keep an over-the-counter antihistamine on hand to help alleviate allergy symptoms. In the case of a severe or serious reaction, the antihistamine will not act as rapidly or as effectively as epinephrine. Epinephrine is the same as adrenaline, the chemical your body produces at times of excitement or stress.

The best treatment for milk/casein allergy is prevention or avoidance. To prevent an allergic reaction to casein, you must follow a casein-free diet, avoiding all foods that contain milk or milk products.

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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