What are symptoms of dairy allergies?

The most common symptoms of a dairy allergy include:

  • Skin reactions: itchy red rash; hives; eczema; swelling of lips, mouth, tongue, face or throat; or allergic "shiners" (black eyes)
  • Stomach reactions: abdominal pain and bloating, diarrhea (usually very runny), vomiting, gas or cramps
  • Nose, throat and lung reactions: runny nose, sneezing, water or itchy eyes, coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath

The symptoms of a dairy allergy are widespread. People with this allergy typically have gas, bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Food allergies cause widespread inflammation and may cause malabsorption, leading to iron deficiency anemia, osteoporosis and other diseases.

Dr. Clifford W. Bassett, MD
Allergist & Immunologist

Symptoms of a dairy allergy can vary widely, but they include skin issues, hives, respiratory symptoms, sneezing/congestion and abdominal pain. In this video, I will share the typical signs of a food allergy or intolerance.

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