Whenever somebody thinks of food allergy or anaphylaxis shock, the mind immediately springs to peanut allergies. In fact, though, the most common food allergy in children under the age of 5 is actually milk allergy! But guess what, it doesn’t stop there, there are so many other foods which are known as food allergens. Exposure to potential food allergens at an early age may help you to stop your child developing an allergy under the age of 5.
There has been new research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), which has found that over two percent of U.S. children under the age of 5 have a milk allergy! This doesn’t mean that if you are over the age of 5 that you won’t develop a food allergy or a sensitivity, so it is always important that you identify your sensitivities with a test from Allergy Test regardless of your age.
So, if you are showing any signs of an allergy or a sensitivity every time you have a bowl of cereal filled with milk, or add a dash of milk to your morning coffee, then you may have a milk allergy or sensitivity! There are many ways of managing your milk sensitivity or milk allergy, but beforehand you must make sure that it definitely is a milk allergy.
Symptoms of a milk allergy include an upset stomach, vomiting and nausea, hives, and even anaphylactic shock which is potentially life-threatening. This impairs breathing, often sending the body into shock, and it is so important that you know how to cope and deal with your symptoms.
Remember, symptoms like a bloated stomach or a headache can cause a lot of pain, but they could be the signs of a sensitivity, which is completely different to an allergy. You can find out the difference between an allergy, sensitivity or intolerance by clicking here.
If you suspect that you have an allergy or a sensitivity to milk, then please log on to www.allergytest.co to find out more about milk allergy and any others that you may suffer from.