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Who is more likely to develop a dairy allergy?

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You’re more likely to develop dairy allergy if:

  • You have other allergies
  • You have eczema
  • One or both of your parents has a food or other allergy, like hay fever, eczema or asthma
  • You’re young. Milk allergy is more common in children. As you get older, your digestive system is less likely to react to milk.

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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