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Q&A about lactose intolerance with Lactofree's expert and Consultant Paediatric Allergist, Dr Adam Fox - ANSWERS BACK

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 09-May-11 15:22:43

Do you, your partner of your child suffer from digestive disorders which you think could be related to dairy? This week Lactofree's expert and Consultant Paediatric Allergist Dr Adam Fox is joining us on Mumsnet to answer your questions. Dr Adam Fox has trained in Paediatrics and then Paediatric Allergy in some of the country's leading teaching hospitals including Great Ormond St Hospital, St Mary's and the Royal Free Hospital. He is now a consultant Paediatric Allergist at Guys' & St Thomas' Hospitals as well as an honorary senior lecturer in Paediatric Allergy at King's College London. He also sits on Lactofree's expert Advisory Board, providing regular advice to their lactose intolerant community. Send your questions to Dr Adam Fox before the end of Sunday 15th May and we'll link to his answers from this thread on the w/c 23rd May.

nanatothree Wed 01-Jun-11 12:22:02

Looking forward to hearing from Dr.Fox.... sometime!

BlameItOnTheBogey Fri 10-Jun-11 10:49:29

MNHQ - Any responses to this yet?

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 10-Jun-11 12:52:44

Horrah ! the answers are now back - sorry for the delay but there were rather a lot of questions to send over. Here's the full transcribed Q&A

Adam Fox Q&A

allhailtheaubergine Fri 10-Jun-11 19:13:11

How did I miss this??!

TheProvincialLady Fri 10-Jun-11 19:19:50

He didn't answer my question. This is the only time I have ever asked a qustion on one of these things.

allhailtheaubergine Fri 10-Jun-11 19:32:21

I didn't find it in time to ask a question, but found the answers to other peoples questions very useful.

TheProvincialLady Fri 10-Jun-11 19:58:00

Not as interesting as you wuld have found te answer to my question, had it been answered. Mine was fascinating, easily the best.

simpson Fri 10-Jun-11 20:48:47

my question wasn't answered either sad

RunsWithScissors Fri 10-Jun-11 22:26:25

I found this really helpful. Thank you (and dr fox) for this thread.

PrettyCandles Sat 11-Jun-11 08:45:25

Definitely an interesting webchat, and fairly informative, but Oh! isn't it frustrating when the 'interviewee' doesn't quite answer your question, and you can't ask for clarification?! Dr Fox seemed to contradict himself in his answer to my question about different milk proteins.

Very pleased, though, that (a) it's OK to slip up on the DF diet if the child tolerates it, and (b) he did not push Lactofree in his answers.

allhailtheaubergine Sat 11-Jun-11 09:30:14

What was your question TPL?

And what was the contradiction PC?

InvaderZim Sat 11-Jun-11 14:00:26

I didn't see when the call for questions came up, but this is by far the most helpful thing I've read regarding cow's milk protein allergy in infants, including the difference between intolerance (milk, not lactose - am lactose intolerant do already knew about that!) and allergy.

Now I know how to proceed with weaning and what to ask the doctor about.

Thanks Dr Fox!

TheProvincialLady Sat 11-Jun-11 18:02:07

I wanted to know whether trying to introduce small amounts of lactose to try and build up some tolerance in my boys was a good idea, ie whether it would encourage their bodies to create their own lactase, or whether it would just produce nasty symptoms with no benefit.

However, I took someone's advice to try lactase from the health food shop and it has been brilliant. They have a couple of capsules emptied onto a spoon, and then they can eat whatever I am cooking. It is such a relief to be able to make one dish without separating out a separate part to put no cheese on, or use lactofree cheese (which is a great product but not the tastiest cheese).

niniane Mon 13-Jun-11 19:33:39

Can't believe I missed this. Can we get him back?

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 15-Jun-11 15:13:25

Thanks for all the feedback - we'll definitely look at inviting him back for a live webchat next time so you're able to respond to his answers. We'll keep you posted on this.

Irenia Sat 05-Nov-11 19:13:14

Hello, and thank you for being here to help us!
I live in Romania and my 3 and a half years old son was diagnosed with milk allergy at seven months, when I first tried to give him yogurt. His Specific IgE was 5 when he was one, 8 when he was 2 and 59 when he was 3 years old.
Here, in Romania, no doctor knows why this value is bigger and bigger... his allergologist told me he had never seen a value like this (59) in his entire career.
Is there any conection between this value and the chance to outgrow this allergy? I mean, the bigger this value is, the smaller are the chances to get rid of this problem?
I tried a homeopath treatment and we reached 37 kU/L in only 3 months, but after another three improvement... Should I stop this treatment?
What can you tell me about Intercron, because I found it mentioned in an "desensitisation programme" here, on this site. Is this some kind of treatment for the allergy?
And my final question is: my son had two crisis with breathing difficulties (rest of the crisis were with allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, oedemas, red itchy spots, vomit, due to very very small doses) . These two breathing crises pased only with Hemisuccinat Hidrocortyzone 25mg intravenous. Is the existance of those two crisis an indicator of the fact he will never get better?
Sorry, please, forgive me for writing so much, but there's no specialist here, in Romania, able to answer my questions!!!! Please, doctor, help me with some answers!

LackaDAISYcal Wed 16-Nov-11 20:16:00

Hi Irenia, this is an old thread from the dates of previous posts and your query probably won't be answered. If you start a new thread with a quick description of your query in the title, you will get some advice from other forum users.
Welcome to mumsnet if this is your first post smile

Penelopepitstop1 Sun 19-Feb-12 19:17:55

Hello Rachel I am a new user to mumsnet and have picked up the questions about dairy intolerance. How can I see dr fox replies or where else cani get advice on dairy intolerence. Regards Penny

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