It’s important to know this one as it’s quite a common allergy.
This is when someone is allergic to dairy products they are diagnosed as lactose intolerant.
Dairy products include milk, ice cream and cheese. Lactose can also be found in some breads and cereals so it’s important to read all the labels of foods you eat and liquids you drink.
People can get very severe reactions if they consume lactose when they are intolerant to it. Be really careful to check if you are cooking for people that you don’t know very well.
Then there are those who don’t even realise they are lactose intolerant. You may be lactose intolerant if you feel sick after consuming dairy goods. Get tested by your doctor if that is the case!
Nigel: What’s the matter Terrence?
Terrence: Oh nothing, I just feel a bit ill.
Nigel: Have you eaten something bad?
Terrence: I usually get sick after I eat dairy. I think I might be lactose intolerant.
Nigel: Yeah I think you could be! You should get checked out by your doctor.
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