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What are the symptoms of cow milk allergy?

Cow milk and their products are a valuable food source because they provide excellent nutrition, including proteins, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.

Most of these allergies are believed to be the reaction of the proteins casein, beta-lactoglobulin, and alpha-lactalbumin, the major allergens found in cow milk protein.

Although some children may react to it, it's important to know the symptoms that will guide you to understand that your child has an allergy. The symptoms include: 

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Bloating and flatuence
  • A red raised and itchy rash anywhere on the body
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue,  mouth, and around the eyes or face
  • Itchy or red eyes
  • Itchy mouth
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Tummy pain
  • Sneezing
  • A runny blocked or stuffy nose
  • Coughing, shortness of breath or wheezing

If you see any of these symptoms, reach your health care provider and seek advice.