Cows' Milk Protein Allergy
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
- Urticaria (hives)
Up to 60% prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms4
- Blood in stools
Up to 30% prevalence of respiratory symptoms4
- 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.
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