The body identifies proteins of animal origin in milk as allergens and the immune system protects against them in an abnormal way. Symptoms occur when consuming milk, dairy products, or food containing any of these. It is important to know that some of them are heat and enzyme stable, so they do not lose their allergenicity during kitchen baking and cooking.
Lactalbumins that cause allergic reactions and are tested in the laboratory package:
Gastrointestinal symptoms: abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, bloating, vomiting after drinking milk.
Since these symptoms are similar to the symptoms of lactose sensitivity, they can often be confused with it. It is also characterized by swelling and itching of the lips, gums, ears and throat.
Respiratory symptoms: suffocation, asthma, rhinitis
Skin symptoms: redness and rash
Cardiovascular symptoms: rapid heartbeat, drop in blood pressure, more severe anaphylactic shock