dear doctors I need little help regarding milk protein llergy. please let me know is there any test available through which we can find it out that the child is suffering from milk allergy. if yes kindly name it. looking forward to your response.
MBBS, DCH, MRCPCh | Lahore
There are two ways of testing this. Firstly small pricks are made in the skin and proteins from the milk are touched to those areas and a reaction is noted. The second way is a blood test called IgE and this is a confirmatory test for Milk Protein allergy. Easily found in most of the tertiary care hospital in Pakistan.
11 months ago
thank u so much for ur response. Can u guide me where I can done with the tests in Lahore? can it be done from Agha khan lab or shaukat khanam labs?
MBBS, DCH, FCPS | Lahore
There are tests and methods to diagnose milk protein allergy but there is an easier method suggested in literature. You have to stop giving the offending agent (milk in this case), for atleast 2 weeks and see if it helps. If it does, extend it to 4 weeks. Then RESTART the suspected agent. If the initial symptoms recur immediately, you need a detailed evaluation.....
Hope, it helps.
Dr Mazhar Abbas Butt.
well noted thank u so much
MBBS, FCPS(PEDIATRICS), MCPS(PEDIATRICS), FCPS(PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY) | Lahore
U can go for stool complete examination
Cbc to look for eosinopilhilia
Serum ige level
Food allergy test
We dont have skin prick or patch test available
For surety we are doing upper and lower gi endoscopy with duodenal and
colonic biopsies to reach a diagnosis
thank u so muchðŸ˜Š
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