How do I manage it?

If you're confident youare intolerant to a particular food, the only way you can manage this is to:

  • stop eating the food for a while, and then
  • reintroduce small quantities while monitoring how much you can eat without symptoms coming on

By checking food labels , you'll learn which sorts of foods to avoid.

If you think your child may have a food intolerance, check with your GP or a dietitian before eliminating foods from their diet, as a restricted diet could affect their growth and development. Cows' milk, for example, is an important source of calcium, vitaminD and protein.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018