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Avoidance is the primary treatment for milk allergy. It usually effects children upto the age 3.

Treatment of cow's milk allergy involves elimination of cow's milk and its products from the diet and substitution with an appropriate formula in babies. Avoidance of specific foods is critical once a true food allergy has been diagnosed by your physician. Soy-based formulas are available for infants with milk allergy. It is important to  be extra vigilant because processed food may contain milk products labeled as "natural flavorings" or "seasonings." 

Most children allergic to cow's milk will be allergic to goat's milk, so products made from goat's milk are not only inadequate substitutes, but usually trigger similar symptoms. It is therefore important to read all labels of prepared foods and avoid any food which contains cow's or goat's milk, cheese, butter, ghee, butter milk cream, cream fraiche, milk powder, whey, casein, caseinate and margarines which contain milk products.

Dietary restrictions should be supervised

It is important to note that elimination and reintroduction of cow's milk and dairy products should only be undertaken with advice from a medical specialist, particularly in cases with severe symptoms. 

"The Road Ahead"

Fortunately, most children with a milk or egg allergy will outgrow the allergy by the time the child is 3 to 5 years old. If the child has experienced a serious reaction to the food in the past, parents should never try giving the child the food unless recommended by their physician. .

This information has been sourced, in part from the following web sites: Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy  Health Central