Can Soy Milk Cause Allergies?
hello, can soy milk cause allergies?
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Protein in soybeans can cause allergies in some babies / children. Allergies to certain foods are caused by the body's immune system considering substances in a food as dangerous substances (called antigens) so that antibodies are formed to fight it (when it is exposed to the next food substance). Soybeans can also be found in tempeh, soy sauce, tofu, and others. Soy allergic reactions include: abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, itching of the skin (atopic eczema), swelling on the face to watery eyes. It should be understood that as many as 10-14% of children who have cow's milk allergy are also allergic to soy.
If an allergic reaction occurs as mentioned above, see a doctor immediately. The doctor will evaluate the patient's clinical condition and if judged there are indications will be given antihistamine drugs and ointments that contain corticosteroids to reduce rashes and itching, otherwise avoid allergic triggers. If the child is allergic to cow's milk and soy milk, if you want to give milk, children can be given partially hydrolyzed or perfectly hydrolyzed formula, where the risk of allergies due to these types of milk is much less.
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