Introduce Cow milk In a way that regulates the diet of young children, it avoids an allergic reaction to this food, as demonstrated in a study carried out by a group of pediatric allergists of the Spanish Society of Clinical Immunology and Pediatric Allergy (SEICAP). .

The authors of the research, whose conclusions have been published in Journal of Clinical and Experimental Allergy, have indicated that this strategy is extremely effective but they have found that the sooner it is carried out, the more effective it is. Thus, Dr. Antonio Martorell, General Hospital of Valencia, explained that the best results are achieved with children under three years, while the chances of success are reduced as they get older.

This strategy obtains better results with children under three years of age, while the chances of success are reduced as they get older.

Eleven Spanish hospitals participated in the study, which analyzed children between 24 and 36 months of age with allergy, and found that tolerance to cow's milk increased in nine out of ten children after ingesting it progressively; while avoiding this food, which is the therapy that is usually used, only succeeded in one in ten children.

About 3.5% of Spanish children are allergic to foods such as milk and eggs, which increases to 6% when it comes to children under three years. Generally, the first food allergy occurs as a reaction to the cow's milk protein, and the recommendations to avoid the symptoms that it produces are based on not taking the foods that trigger it, in order that, with time, the patient ends up tolerating them. However, experts have found that permanently eluding food allergy is not always achieved the disappearance of the problem.

For this reason, for years pediatric allergists have begun to use other therapies, such as specific tolerance induction treatment, which aims to increase the tolerance threshold of patients, maintaining milk consumption to avoid possible relapse, although until now this therapy had not shown its effectiveness when applied at an early age. The specialists are studying the possibility of testing it also in babies, as well as to treat egg allergy.


The First Steps to Diagnosing Cow's Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) (November 2019).