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Child with intolerance to milk products. Gets rashes all over the body. On soya milk. What could be the cause?

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Posted on Thu, 23 May 2013
Question: Hi. My daughter is 9 months old. She has an intolerance to any product containing milk for instance cerelac. Even after two feeds of cerelac , she gets mosquito bite like rashes all over her body.She is on soya milk now. How can i fix this problem?
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Answered by Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty (16 minutes later)
Hi XXXXXX

Thanks for writing health care magic.

This is called lactose intolerance.

Presently you should avoid all milk and foods containing dairy products.

In a child with secondary lactose intolerance symptoms may improve over a period of time. Secondary lactose intolerance occurs in children with say for example after a period of diarrhea. Secondary lactose intolerance improves over a period of time. But if it is not secondary some lactose intolerance may persist. So if the dairy products are not at all tolerated then calcium supplementation may be required.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
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Child with intolerance to milk products. Gets rashes all over the body. On soya milk. What could be the cause?

Hi XXXXXX

Thanks for writing health care magic.

This is called lactose intolerance.

Presently you should avoid all milk and foods containing dairy products.

In a child with secondary lactose intolerance symptoms may improve over a period of time. Secondary lactose intolerance occurs in children with say for example after a period of diarrhea. Secondary lactose intolerance improves over a period of time. But if it is not secondary some lactose intolerance may persist. So if the dairy products are not at all tolerated then calcium supplementation may be required.

Hope this helps.
Take care.