Milk allergy may cause trouble in nose and throat

New research, published in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, has shown that children with cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) may also suffer from problems of the ears, nose and throat.

Children with CMPA can suffer symptoms such as vomiting and irritability, and in order to investigate how many children may be affected by ear, nose and throat problems, a team of scientists reviewed the medical records of 191 children with CMPA aged 2 years and below. Twenty-five of these children had symptoms, such as airway congestion and difficulty swallowing, of ear nose and throat problems.

They conclude that early management of CMPA might be able to remove the need for surgical intervention of upper respiratory/digestive disorders in children.

Source: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

First published August 2012

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