Dairy allergy, also known as lactose intolerance, is a common food allergy that occurs when the body reacts to proteins found in milk and other dairy products. Common symptoms of dairy allergy include:

  1. Digestive symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea
  2. Nausea and vomiting
  3. Skin rash or hives
  4. Runny or stuffy nose
  5. Itchy or watery eyes
  6. Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
  7. Anaphylaxis, a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction

If you suspect you have a dairy allergy, it’s important to talk to a doctor, as they can perform tests to confirm the diagnosis and provide guidance on the best treatment options for you. The most effective treatment for dairy allergy is to avoid all dairy products, and a doctor may also recommend over-the-counter or prescription medications to help manage symptoms. In some cases, a doctor may recommend a dairy-free diet, which involves avoiding all foods that contain milk and other dairy products.