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  • If you, or a child in your care, have a severe allergic reaction, call triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance.
  • Milk is a common cause of allergies in children, but is not common in adults.
  • Milk and milk products are one of the most common foods to cause life-threatening severe allergic reactions.
  • An allergy to cow’s milk and related dairy products is different to lactose intolerance.
  • Visit your doctor or specialist doctor to discover what is causing your allergy.
  • The best way to manage a milk allergy is to avoid all products containing milk (under strict medical supervision).
  • Speak to your doctor about making action plans for severe allergic reactions.

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Reviewed on: 13-07-2017