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Lactose Intolerance Treatment Overview

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Care Plan

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First steps to consider

  • You can usually treat lactose intolerance at home.
  • Eating lactose-free dairy products or taking lactase pills (Lactaid) when having dairy products can prevent symptoms.
  • Make sure you choose foods with the key nutrients that are found in dairy products like calcium and vitamin D.
2

When you may need a provider

  • You suddenly notice a problem with dairy foods.
  • Your lactose intolerance is related to other illnesses like Crohn’s.

Emergency Care

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Go to the ER or call 911 if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe vomiting or bloody diarrhea
  • Lightheadedness

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