Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Nina | 2008/08/06

Q.

Lactose Intolorant

How does a person know your child is Lactose Intolorant?
The doctor tell me milk does not make phlegm(spelling) and other people say it does. Please my son is 6months old and almost every 3 weeks he has a runny nose and his chest started as well. His been tested and has an allergy his on nan ha at the moment. Advice please.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your son has a definite milk allergy which has been proven on a blood test. Sometimes NAN HA is not sufficiently low allergic for very allergic children. It is best to try him on a milk free formula such as Isomil 1.Milk allergy has nothing to do with lactose intolerance which is an inability to digest milk properly. Your baby's symptoms do not suggest that he has lactose intolerance but rather that he is allergic to milk.

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