Recipe: Dairy Free Fun at Home!
Today's post is the final in my five-week Dairy Free series of posts and recipes! The focus of today's post includes: the factors that may increase a person's risk of developing a milk allergy, what anaphylaxis looks like and a delicious "At-Home Baking Kit" you can buy at your local store and is guaranteed dairy free!
The Mayo Clinic outlines the following four factors as what may contribute to the development a milk allergy:
Other allergies: Many children allergic to milk also have other allergies. Often, however, milk allergy is the first to develop.
Atopic dermatitis: Children who have atopic dermatitis - a common, chronic inflammation of the skin - are much more likely to develop a food allergy.
Family history: A person's risk of a food allergy increases if one or both parents have a food allergy or another type of allergy - such as hay fever, asthma, hives or eczema.
Age: Milk allergy is more common in children. As you grow older, your digestive system matures, and your body is less likely to react to milk"
On the Mayo Clinic website, it also outlines what anaphylaxis looks like:
Rarely, milk allergy can cause anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction that can narrow the airways and block breathing. If you or your child has a reaction to milk, tell your doctor about it no matter how mild the reaction was. Tests can help confirm a milk allergy, so you can take steps to avoid future and potentially worse reactions. Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency and requires treatment with an epinephrine (adrenaline) shot and a trip to the emergency room. Signs and symptoms start soon after consuming milk and can include:
Constriction of airways, including a swollen throat that makes it difficult to breathe
Shock, with a marked drop in blood pressure
*Seek emergency treatment if you or your child develops any signs or symptoms of anaphylaxis.
Recipe Resource: Make Your Own Auntie Anne's At-Home Baking Kit
Auntie Anne's pretzels are Dairy Free! Here is a link to their nutritional information and products: http://www.auntieannes.com/Nutrition/VeganGuide.aspx
The first line of this link states that "Auntie Anne's® Pretzel mix* does not contain any ingredients from animal, dairy, or egg sources", which makes it a safe food for those with dairy allergies. What a great solution when looking for something yummy and fun to make at home this summer!
Join me over the next several weeks as I investigate the Peanut Allergy.