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What are some tips for living with a dairy allergy?

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If you have dairy allergy, you’ll need to avoid all dairy foods and other foods with dairy products.

This means reading food labels to see if milk or ingredients containing milk are included. Milk proteins are found in many foods you wouldn’t expect. Some canned tuna, energy drinks and even chewing gum contain them. And don’t eat lactose-reduced foods if you have dairy allergy. They still contain the milk proteins that can cause allergic reactions.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: “Anaphylaxis,” “Anaphylaxis Quiz.”

Food Allergy Research & Education: “Milk Allergy,” “About Anaphylaxis,” “Blood Tests.”

Mayo Clinic: “Lactose intolerance,” “Milk allergy.”

MedlinePlus: “Lactose intolerance.”

UptoDate: “Milk allergy: Clinical features and diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 25, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: “Anaphylaxis,” “Anaphylaxis Quiz.”

Food Allergy Research & Education: “Milk Allergy,” “About Anaphylaxis,” “Blood Tests.”

Mayo Clinic: “Lactose intolerance,” “Milk allergy.”

MedlinePlus: “Lactose intolerance.”

UptoDate: “Milk allergy: Clinical features and diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 25, 2019

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