This website is intended to possibly help others just by telling my story but does not constitute the answer of an ailment. Always seek medical advice from your primary care physician.
Abdominal pain from dairy allergy occurs often with most people unaware that they even have an allergy.
The longest time I thought, as many people often do, that I was simply lactose intolerant but discovered after being allergy tested that I actually have an allergy towards dairy...sniff, sniff.
Stomach pain from dairy allergy can be hard to distinguish from a lactose intolerance especially if one has never experienced any of the symptoms associated with both ailments.
With a dairy allergy, I not only experience stomach pain, bloating and gas, I also exhibit
other symptoms such as
With my experiences with allergies, lactose intolerance deals with mostly stomach issues versus stomach, sinus and skin issues, which are more evident when dealing with an allergy of any type.
With any food allergy, its best to avoid those foods completely especially when the reaction is known to be severe.
For me, I still continue to eat foods that contain dairy but I really try to limit the intake.
For example, having a couple of slices of pizza on occasion is ok but to have creamer every morning with my cup of joe is not feasible for me.
Having dairy everyday would wreck havoc on my stomach and my sinuses.
Deciding on what to eat when abdominal pain from dairy allergy rears its head is something that each individual must decide for him/herself.
One must discern how severe his/her allergies are based on onset symptoms or by visiting an allergist.
For me I try to limit my dairy intake tremendously since consuming too much of it can cause me severe stomach pain and nasal congestion.
Instead of using creamer every morning in my cup of joe, I opt to use a coconut milk creamer.
With my cereal, I choose to use coconut milk. Other substitutes can be used such as almond or soy milk.
Well depending on how severe your dairy allergies are, you may have to give up ice cream completely.
I know...so sad but don't fret. There are alternatives such as soy based ice cream that may just do the trick.
Some are questionable but it's about finding the right brand for you. So SOY is one that I tend to enjoy.
However, if your dairy allergies aren't too severe, you may get away with having ice-cream every now and then---you just need to know your limit as far as what your body can handle.
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