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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: D | 2008/06/21

Q.

Milk allergy vs Reflux

Dear Dr,

Is there any indication that a milk allergy can either cause, or worsen, reflux in babies?

Thanks,
D

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Yes in some cases where infants are intolerant of milk or allergic to milk, reflux can be aggravated.This is especally the case in a condition called eosinophilic oesophagitis which is due to a form of milk allergy.

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