Those of you, who are fathers and mothers, even those, who do not have children of their own, but have children in their families, will agree, by and large, with one conclusion of mine about the kids and that is the bitter relationship of children with milk.
We all know how important milk is in providing some of the most vital nutrients needed by our body. It also finds immense popularity in the world of beauty care due to its potential benefits. But, all these valuable information are of no importance to the children. What they understand is that milk is simply impossible to drink. Hence, most of the parents have to struggle every day to make their kids drink even a cup of milk.
When milk is disliked by almost every kid, there are kids too, who are allergic to milk. This whole concept may appear to be utterly surprising to most of the parents, specially, the mothers. But milk allergy, is indeed a common problem in many children. It is actually the nutrients in the milk or any specific nutrient that is not good for the health of a particular kid.
As a consequence it shows up in the form of allergies. So, next time your kid complains about having certain problems, either internally or externally, due to milk, do not discard the whole idea at a go. These might be something really substantial behind too, which you are over looking maybe.
But, now, the question is, how to you know if your child is really allergic to milk or is it a sheer mischief that your kid is doing so that he or she can be spared from consuming milk. An easy solution is being provided to you by means of some distinct symptoms and ways that will help you to ascertain if they are associated with milk allergy.
Diarrhea and Loose Motion
One of the most typical health disorders connected with milk allergy is diarrhea and loose motion. While loose motion is a bit milder after effect, diarrhea is a severe condition. It is connected with the loss of essential fluid from the body, by means of liquous bowel movement. In case of diarrhea, which is characterized by repeated loose motion, the body gets weakened, leading to cramps in the joints and collapses, in really severe conditions. The grave situations turn out to be so that the child may even need to be admitted to hospital and saline has to be administered to counteract extreme dehydration.
Some of the babies and children, who have milk allergy, can also experience severe indigestion whenever they consume milk or milk products. This indigestion is marked by the feeling of filled up stomach and bloating, due to the formation of gas inside the stomach. Children loose their appetite and cease to feel hungry.
It appears that they have had heavy food, whereas the reality is that, there is very minimal food intake. Indigestion in most of the situations is connected to extreme acidity when the kids have a sour feeling in their mouth. This acidity also causes a burning sensation in the chest of the children, resulting in discomfort. Indigestion gets so worse sometimes that the digestive system gets weakened and it becomes problematic for food to get assimilated easily.
Pain in the stomach is a very common alibi kids cling on to, whenever they need to escape a day from school or a tuition class. But, stomach cramps or pain has a greater connection to milk allergy. The reaction that occurs inside the body of the child due to the components present in it, leads to pain in stomach.
These stomach cramps or pains are mostly associated with the formation of gas inside the stomach on occasion of indigestion. This gas, formed inside the intestines and the whole stomach creates pressure on the walls of such organs. Thus, stomach cramps occur in children.
Not only can you be assured that your kid is suffering from milk allergy, but constipation is also a symptom of this disorder. If your kid suffers from chronic constipation, when stool is so hard at times, that he or she bleeds during the bowel movement, then, examine the child’s diet chart. It is a typical indication that your child is allergic to milk. To be more certain about your guess, stop giving him or her milk or milk products for sometimes and see if the conditions are improving or not. In case if you see a positive change your guess will be proved correct.
In some of the children milk allergy is often associated with the appearances of dry scaly patches all over the skin or in the specific areas, like below the arms, at the groin, at the back of the neck etc. These are eczema that connected to milk and milk products. So, among some of the parents with children, who have such skin problems like these, might search frantically for the cause of eczema in their kids. But, the basic factor that milk is the culprit can never come in their minds. But, reading this article might prove effective for them in starting the necessary treatment for the skin problems of their children.
Appearances of white spots are a problem that is seen in a majority of children, specially the school goers. These patches are visible in the exposed areas of the skin, the cheeks, neck, hands in particular. But, the nature and the type of these white patches are not same, neither are their causes same. So, we cannot include occurrences of white patches on skin under one disease. Hence, among the factors that lead to such white spot formations on the skins of the children, one is milk allergy.
It has been found that the kids, who suffer from milk allergy, develop such patches when they keep on drinking milk for a prolonged period. One of the reasons behind the appearance of white spots due to milk allergy is that the lactose in milk, along with some other components, reacts with the liver, causing complications. This shows up in the form of such patches.