Milk allergy is the most common food allergies. It is suspected a particular protein present in the milk is responsible for this allergy.

An allergy is an immune response which results in inflammation in any part of the body. In the long run tissue damage is the result. Therefore it could cause several health problems.

The symptoms of milk allergy include:

• Abdominal Pain
• Acne
• Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
• Anxiety
• Arthritis
• Constipation
• Diarrhea
• Ear Infections
• Fatigue
• Fibromyalgia
• Gas
• Headaches
• Heartburn
• Indigestion
• Iron deficient anemia
• Irritability
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Joint Pain
• Lactose Intolerance
• Osteoporosis
• Poor Growth
• Poor immune function – frequent sickness
• Sinusitis
• Sores

The common symptoms in children include:

• Constipation
• Diarrhea
• Ear infections
• Heartburn
• Sinusitis

If you avoid milk and milk products the symptoms milk allergy could disappear. 60% of the world population have either milk allergy or lactose intolerance. Milk is not good for infants and very small children. Although it has all the nutrients except antibodies as in breast milk, the composition is entirely different which is not healthy for an infant. Avoiding milk and milk products in the first twelve months reduces the risk of all the allergies and also asthma.
Milk allergy could be determined in your blood by testing the antibodies to milk with an ELISA food allergy test