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Glossary

Glossary

The glossary aids you in understanding the specialized terms in relation to cow’s milk allergy and other food allergies. Start by typing in the search box or use the alphabetical index to find what you are looking for.

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  • Eczema

    A particular kind of skin inflammation characterised by reddening, itching and the appearance of blisters with consequent hardening of the skin and scaling.

  • Eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE)

    Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the oesophagus, characterized by the infiltration of a large number of eosinophils, a type of white blood cell. Symptoms include feeding disorders, regurgitation, vomiting, abdominal pain and difficulty swallowing.

  • Extensively Hydrolysed Formula

    Cow's milk-based formula treated with enzymes in order to break down most of the proteins that cause symptoms in allergic infants.