Acute Reaction After Drinking Formula Milk

  • Kok Wee Chong
  • Wenyin Loh
  • Jan Hau LeeEmail author

Practical Points

  • Cow’s milk and egg allergy are the most common causes of food allergy in children

  • Most patients develop natural tolerance by first year of age

  • Acute onset of symptoms such as urticaria, angioedema, nausea, vomiting, wheezing following food ingestion, should prompt a diagnosis of food allergy

  • Allergy to galacto-oligosaccharides, a prebiotic carbohydrate, has been recently described in atopic patients in South-East Asia

  • Galacto-oligosaccharides allergy is contrary to conventional understanding that allergens are proteins or glycoproteins


Diphenhydramine Galacto-oligosaccharides Antihistamine Food allergy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Allergy Service, Department of Paediatric MedicineKK Women’s and Children’s HospitalSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Children’s Intensive Care UnitKK Women’s and Children’s HospitalSingaporeSingapore

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