Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy

Cows' Milk Protein Allergy

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Cows Milk Allergy | Paediatrics Healthcare

Cows’ milk is one of the most common causes of food allergy, affecting around 1 in 50 infants across Australia and New Zealand.1-2 The majority (92%) of children with milk allergy experience 2 or more symptoms,3 which commonly include: 

Up to 90% prevalence of dermatological symptoms4

    • Eczema
    • Urticaria (hives)
    • Rashes

Up to 60% prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms4

    • Reflux
    • Blood in stools
    • Vomiting
    • Constipation
    • Diarrhoea

Up to 30% prevalence of respiratory symptoms4

    • Wheezing
    • Coughing
    • Respiratory distress

Hear from mums with CMA children

Reflux at one end, mucousy stools at the other.  Thankfully, my GP found the connection.

A lot of wind and a little rash signalled a bigger problem.

A bright rash covered her face, but her phlegmy throat uncovered the problem.

References

1The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. Allergy and Immunology: Cows milk allergy. Available at https://www.rch.org.au/uploadedFiles/Main/Content/allergy/Cows%20milk%20allergy.pdf  Accessed November 2020

2 ASCIA. Information for patients, consumers and carers: Cow’s milk (dairy) allergy. Available at https://www.allergy.org.au/images/pcc/ASCIA_PCC_Cows_milk_dairy_allergy_2019.pdf Accessed November 2020

3 Host A and Halken S. Allergy 1990;45:587-96.

4 Fiocchi A et al. WAO Journal 2010; 57–161

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