Very delayed reactions to cow’s milk in cow’s milk-intolerant patients – (06-26-00)

Very delayed reactions to cow’s milk in cow’s milk-intolerant patients

Why do we still insist of drinking cow’s milk when allergy, chemical and hormonal additives are such an issue? Many studies even suggest that cow’s milk may INCREASE risk of osteoporosis. This study suggests allergic reactions as late as 72 hours after ingestion. And pay attention to the list of symptoms of allergy–not things many would expect…

Allergy 55 (6), 574-579 In patients with cow’s milk protein intolerance (CMPI), delayed clinical reactions to cow’s milk (CM) ingestion may be misdiagnosed if the clinical symptoms are not “classical” and there is a long time lapse between ingestion of CM and the clinical reaction. The “very delayed” CMPI manifestations in these subjects were constipation (five cases), wheezing (two cases), dermatitis plus constipation (two cases), and dermatitis alone (one case); in 6/10 patients, the symptoms observed at the “cure challenge” were different from those at CMPI onset. Very delayed clinical reactions to reintroduction of CM in the diet can occur in CMPI patients; thus, accurate follow-up and frequent outpatient observation in patients with a long history of CMPI are probably more useful and safer than prolonged CM challenge.

James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.