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Hydrogen Breath Test:
This test takes approximately
2.5 hours. After not eating for a
period of time, your child is given
a small dose of lactose to drink.
Doctors can then determine if
your child is intolerant by testing
for hydrogen.
Blood Test:
By
measuring the amount
of glucose in the blood
after drinking lactose,
doctors can determine
if the lactose is being
properly digested.
Stool Acidity
Test:
If your
child’s stool is
acidic after they’ve
ingested lactose,
then your child
is intolerant to
lactose.
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As a result, your child could
experience rashes, itchiness,
difculty of breathing or other
respiratory issues
.
Milk intolerance
(
aka lactose
intolerance
)
is diferent, in
that the immune system
doesn’t get engaged
.
Instead,
the body just can’t digest the
milk due to lack of the proper
enzymes
.
Symptoms of milk
intolerance include excess
gas, constipation or diarrhea,
stomach pains and other
stomach problems
.
How to Know If Your
Child Is Suffering from
Milk Intolerance
Te easiest way to diagnose
milk intolerance is to cut out
all milk and dairy products
for three to four weeks
.
If
you’ve noticed signs of milk
intolerance for an extended
period of time, try just not
giving your child milk for
three to four weeks to see if
symptoms disappear
.
Note
:
If your child is breast
feeding, this advice does
not apply
.
Instead, talk to
Although milk intolerance
isn’t a life
-
threatening
disease, it’s still wise to
diagnose it and change diet
plans accordingly
.
Doing so
can really help relieve a lot of
physical discomfort for your
child and could improve his
or her long
-
term health
.
Try frst diagnosing milk
intolerance at home
.
If you
can’t get a strong read just
by quitting lactose, then try
getting a clinical test done
.
your doctor about possible
replacements for breast milk
and other possible remedies
.
If symptoms disappear afer
three to four weeks, then
chances are your child is milk
intolerant
.
Apart from this simple “at
home” diagnosis, there
are a few more methods of
diagnosing milk intolerance
.
Tese methods should
be administered with the
aid of a qualifed medical
professional
.
Milk allergy
means your
body views milk
as an outside
substance that
needs to be
combated, rather
than a food to be
digested. Instead
of absorbing
nutrients, your
body will engage
the immune
system.
These are three of the most common medical methods
of determining milk intolerance.
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