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Lactose-free Diet

Lactose-free diet is helpful for people with lactose intolerance. Lactose is the sugar found in milk and milk products, and people with lactose intolerance cannot digest it. Such people should avoid eating cheese, cream, buttermilk, yogurt, and other food items that contain milk.

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Why can I not digest dairy products?

Query: Hi doctor, I cannot digest dairy products, oily foods and sweets. These all give me loose motion. What treatment should I take to combat it? My current medication is Normaxin 2.5 mg. In the past, I had Mahacef OZ, Nougat capsules and Ilaprazole during aggravation. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would be happy to assist you with your questions. To provide you with the best possible guidance, I need to gather some information from you. Have you undergone gallbladder surgery in the past? Additionally, it would be helpful to know if you have consumed alcohol ei...  Read Full »

Can I consume curd and lassi if I am lactose intolerant?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from diarrhea for the past 10 months and having treatment at the hospital. I want to know about the diets I should have. The doctor says no for milk, but fine to have curd or lassi. I want to confirm if I can have curd and lassi?  Read Full »

Dr. Ohams Ike Henry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Probably your diarrhea comes when consuming milk containing food, which means your intestines are intolerant to lactose, which is the sugar that is present in milk. We call such situation as lactose intolerant enteritis. Curd and lassi you can take because their lact...  Read Full »

My baby has loose motions. Please review his reports.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 5-month-old baby who is having loose motion, so got his test done for reducing substances. It has a pH level of 6 and a positive report. What does this report signify? Otherwise, he is very gassy and burps and passes gas a lot. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Diggireddy Shilpa Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) state that he is lactose intolerant. You have to avoid milk and milk products for a minimum of 15 days. Give him normal food, rice, dal, and vegetables, etc. After his stool has returned to normal color and...  Read Full »

What is the reason for frequent stools in newborns having formula milk?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 4 months and 20 days, today he passed stool after every feed nearly about four to five times. The stool is not very much in quantity, and not very loose also, usually he passes stool twice (morning and evening). Earlier, when a similar pattern was seen, the doctor suggested ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry for the late reply. See, as per your query, your baby is passing stools four to five times a day, which is quite familiar in a baby who is on breast milk and formula milk; any stool frequency more than eight to nine times a day is considered abnormal, so n...  Read Full »

Why do I pass gas frequently on drinking milk or tea?

Query: Hi,I have a problem with frequently passing gas. I feel I have a weak stomach. I have had this problem for the past seven years. My current medications are Nexium 40 mg and Metronidazole 400 mg. But these medicines have not helped me. I have also tried Pantocid I in the past. Please suggest medicine...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I understand you have taken metronidazole. Do you have a history of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection? Also, I wanted to know if you have tried avoiding lactose-containing products? How long have you had the symptoms now? Thank...  Read Full »

Why do I feel lethargic, and am I not able to digest milk and ghee?

Query: Hi doctor, My left nose has been blocked for a few years and some thin material is coming out of it. I am always feeling tired. I cannot digest ghee, milk and my stomach always feels empty. My body heat level is high and I am sweating more. I am also losing weight and getting thin. My blood report a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please share with me if you have been having abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Also, please let me know if you have the similar symptoms when you eat yogurt and cheese. I think you are having lactose intolerance. That is causing malabsorption of the important multi...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for milk and dairy allergy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am allergic to milk and sweets. I cannot eat more than one piece of a sweet, and immediately after eating, I have nausea, my stomach feels odd, and I vomit eventually. The same happens with the milk and chocolate. If I take them, it will start to itch immediately. It will be itching all ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your symptoms. They suggest that you are probably suffering from an allergy to milk and milk products. In that case, you need to avoid milk and milk products. You can substitute milk with non-dairy products made from soy, coconut, almond, and oats. ...  Read Full »

How to overcome intolerance to sugar and lactose?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 71 year old male, and I am allergic to sugar and eating preparations containing sugar. If I consume sugary substances, I develop internal bleeding in the intestinal tract I presume. But I can tolerate fruits; they cause no problem. I am having this problem for the last 15 years. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your health query and can understand well that you are worried about your health due to sugar intolerance. Unfortunately, this is where you cannot do much to cure completely. Only thing we can do is to avoid direct intake of sugar. Now you are also intoler...  Read Full »

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