Allergies affect one in two Australian children, led by food allergies, with peak prevalence in early life. The most common of these food allergies – cows milk protein allergies – affect 2 to 4 per cent of the population. In this practical presentation from Paediatric Gastroenterologist Dr Jeremy Rajanayagam, you will understand what gives rise to this allergy, including a journey through the microbiome, how to distinguish between allergy and intolerance, and some management strategies.
- How to distinguish allergy from intolerance
- The difference between food allergy (IgE and non IgE) and intolerance
- What shapes our microbiome – maternal and post-natal, and how this relates to the risk for allergy
- Screening questions for parents about symptoms – respiratory/circulatory, dermatological and gastrointestinal
- What symptoms warrant referral to a specialist
- Ongoing management including maternal and infant nutrition, elimination, challenge, and testing
- Prebiotics and probiotics – the future of milk formulation
A Practical Update on Cow's Milk Protein Allergy (22 mins of CPD)
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