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It is entirely possible that you may be allergic to yogurt. Yogurt is a cultured milk product, and an allergy to milk is one of the more common food allergies.

However, even if you are unable to tolerate yogurt, you may not have an allergy. There are other conditions with similar symptoms. If you do not have good terms with yogurt, your doctor can help you determine your next steps.

Keep reading to learn about some possible causes of yogurt intolerance.

Milk allergy

If your body sees a specific food protein as a threat, it responds in the form of an allergic reaction. A yogurt allergy is actually a milk allergy.

An allergic reaction often shows its symptoms within two hours of ingestion. These include:

  • Itching
  • swelling
  • abdominal pain
  • hives
  • vomiting

You may have to say goodbye to yogurt if you have a milk allergy. Moreover, you’ll also be asked to avoid all milk or milk-containing products such as cheese and ice cream.

Lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance and milk allergy are two different subjects. An allergy is an immune reaction to the proteins in milk. Whereas, if you’re lactose intolerant, your body lacks the ability to break down lactose in your small intestine. The symptoms of lactose intolerance include:

  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • bloating
  • abdominal pain

These symptoms can appear anywhere from half an hour to a few hours after having dairy.

Yogurt has less amount of lactose than most dairy products. Therefore, if you’re lactose intolerant, you may be able to tolerate yogurt better than milk or cream.

Doctor Appointment 

Do you think you may have a yogurt allergy? If yes, pay a visit to your doctor. You may be lactose intolerant or may have a milk allergy. Get immediate medical care if your symptoms persist.

To book an appointment with the Family Diagnostic clinic, call at 281-351-6800.

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