Q. I have long wondered: Is eczema directly linked to cow’s milk allergy? Dr. Sicherer: The allergic form of eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is related to other allergic illnesses including asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and food allergies. These illnesses are inherited and often occur together in the same person. Infants and children… Read more »
Food allergy was a hot topic of research conversation at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology conference in San Francisco in March 2011. While no food allergy “cure” looms around the corner, there was an encouraging sense that treatments and new tests are coming. Researchers are unlocking more secrets of allergies and… Read more »
There is no need to forego favorite family recipes, even if following a free-from diet. With the right ingredient substitutions, those beloved holiday desserts will make the transition flawlessly. The most important thing to consider when making substitutions is the purpose of the original ingredient. Take buttermilk for example. It adds a slight tang and… Read more »
Allergen Where It Hides Alternate Names Eggs baked goods, e.g. cookies, cakes challah and gluten-free bread crackers fat replacers (e.g. Simplesse) meat products with fillers like meatballs or meatloaf nougats, marzipan candy pasta (fresh but also some dried pasta “may contain” eggs) quiche, soufflé salad dressing, creamy dressings sauces, for example, Béarnaise, hollandaise, Newburg, tartar… Read more »
Allergen Where It Hides Alternate Names Milk, Dairy artificial butter, butter flavor, butter oil baked goods, e.g. cakes, cookies battered or fried foods broths and bouillons caramel coloring or flavoring chocolate, candies crackers coffee whiteners custards, puddings deli meats, hot dogs dips and salad dressings egg and fat substitutes (Opta, Simplesse) high-protein flour lactose-free products… Read more »
Q. My husband has food allergies and I have pollen allergies. My concern is for our 9-month-old son. I’m breastfeeding but am aware that most people introduce cow’s milk at one year. Would you suggest we do the same for our son? Also, is there any “safer” way to introduce it? Dr. Waserman: Having allergic… Read more »
Allergies to milk and eggs are two of the most common types of food allergies in children.
Milk and egg allergies mostly affect children, who usually become allergic to milk and egg as toddlers.
As the mother of a dairy-allergic pre-teen, I am often asked: “How can anyone be allergic to milk?” From an early age, we’re taught that milk is good for you. It’s hard for people to fathom living without it, and then you explain that the allergy is not just to cow’s milk, but to a… Read more »