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Cow's milk protein intolerance or allergy affects 2 to 7.5% of children.

Intolerance or allergy to cow's milk protein children

Cow's milk protein allergy is one of the most common allergies. most common food allergies in the first months of life. Research has shown that detection takes, on average, six months.

Cow's milk protein intolerance affects children

The diagnosis of APLVintolerance or allergy to cow's milk protein is most common during the first months of life. However, it is difficult to detect and one of the reasons is that it is not diagnosed, so children can cause skin, gastrointestinal and respiratory lesions without getting proper medical treatment.

According to Dr. Christian Boggio Marzet, paediatric gastroenterologist and professor of paediatric gastroenterology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires, cow's milk protein (CMP) allergy is defined as an IgE-mediated immune reaction or immediate hypersensitivity.

Two out of every hundred children develop a adverse immune response when cow's milk is consumed.

Cow's milk protein allergy affects 2 to 7.5 percent in the first years of life, with the frequency of occurrence decreasing as individuals get older. Remission of this type of food allergy occurs on its own in 95 percent of cases between the ages of 3 and 5 years, according to a study.

Common symptoms of food intolerances in children

Symptoms of allergy, unlike intolerance, usually manifest within minutes of contact with the offending substance.

They frequently occur in the first 2 years of life, often coinciding with the introduction of different foods in the diet.

The most frequent manifestations are:

  • Cutaneous: Acute urticaria, Atopic dermatitis
  • Respiratory symptoms: acute rhinitis, laryngeal involvement, bronchial involvement: asthmatic crises, ...
  • Digestive symptoms: abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting, diarrhoea, anaphylactic reaction, ...

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