Milk Allergy Or Not Is The Question

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lin7604 - January 14

My ds was put on soy in dec due to a bad rash, etc which we all thought it was a allergy to milk. Well we found out after that he had scarlet fever and the dr agve us the ok to switch him back if we wanted. We waited a few weeks, so we wouldn't mess up his system and as of last saturday we put him back on lactose free. Well within 24hrs he got a rash on his face ( patchy) and it hasn't gone away, i have been putting his exzema cream on it and vaseline. SO do you think it is a milk allergy. He has no diaherra, actually he hasn' t gone in 2 day and we are on day 3 now but he does have this rash, is congested adn has glossy watery eyes. He coughs alot throught out the day and sneezes. SO what do you think, back on soy???

 

AnytimeLittleone - January 14

Id like to think that I am now an expert on milk and soy allergies. My dd is allergic to both soy, and cows milk protein. If your son is lactose intolerant (ie: why he was put on the lactose free formula), that is COMPLETELY different than a Cows Milk Allergy. You might want to find out which one youre dealing with. From the symptoms your describing.. it doesnt sound like an allergy to me. When my daughter reacted to milk based formula and soy, she had immediate vommiting, explosive diarrhea and raw open wounds on her b___tocks (not just a simple rash). If your son is fine while on a soy based formula, Id leave him on it. There is nothing wrong with him being on a soy base, its just as natural as drinking a cows milk based formula. It might be worth a discussion with your ped to find out... 1) do they think he has a cows milk protein allergy? 2) Is it an IGE or non-IGE allergy... You might want to start asking these questions, because if he does have a cows milk allergy, it will greatly impact when he can eat milk, cheese, yogurt, even birthday cake! Good luck!

 

AnytimeLittleone - January 14

I also forgot the screaming... when dd is exposed to cows milk or soy.. she screams. Let me also say, that there are several different degrees of reaction, so your son could very well be having a minor one... but nothing that sounds too major to me.

 

lin7604 - January 14

I did a litlle research on line and i found that he is like type 1, he gets eczema, allergic shiners " black eyes", gas, sneezing, watery/itchy eyes, coughing, very congested. It said that allergic reactions can have immediate effects such as red blotches/ eczema or delayed effects as constipation. SO it does sound like one to me, just minor. He was put on lactose free first as he was very ga__sy/fussy and was getting a rash, so the ped said it is nore likely that he would have a lactose sensitivity then a allergy to milk and to try that first. When he was on that, i think for 3 weeks, he still had all the symptoms and that is why we put him on soy after. When he was on soy his bm's were fine for the first 3 weeks and then after he started to get constipatd but he had a ll teh symptoms still except the rash. That si why i am confused. I will call the ped on monday.

 

AnytimeLittleone - January 14

keep in mind, that most children with a cows milk protein allergy ALSO are allergic to soy. For some reason, it seems to go hand in hand. If he's better on soy, leave him on soy. If he seems like hes reacting while on the soy, then you might want to try something like Allimentum or Nutramigen. These are hypoallergenic, but also very expensive.

 

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