Lactose Intolerance Topic Guide
Lactose Intolerance: Lactose intolerance is a condition in which milk and milk products (lactose products) are not digestible. Lactose intolerance is caused by a deficiency of lactase in the intestinal wall. Lactose intolerance may appear gradually after childhood. However, the condition can be present at birth. Common symptoms of lactose intolerance include gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea. The treatment for lactose intolerance are dietary changes to exclude products that contain lactase.
Abdominal Pain in Children Abdominal pain in children can range from trivial to life-threatening. Some possible causes of abdominal pain in children are: infections, food related (food allergy or food poisoning), poisoning from medication, food, or household products, appendicitis, diabetes, or spider bites. Symptoms range from vomiting, diarrhea, fever, groin pain, urinary problems, or skin rash. Treatment of abdominal pain in children is dependant on the cause.
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