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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Not really. : Although drinking milk may make phlegm thicker and more irritating to your throat than it would normally be, milk doesn't cause your body to make more ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
32 years experience Pediatrics
Actually no: When you have mucus in the throat, certain foods and drinks can make it feel worse. It is a common myth that dairy products make it worse, but in fact ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Probably a myth: My patients who normally have no problems drinking milk, haven't confirmed getting thicker mucus or getting more mucus when they are ill with colds, c ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
46 years experience Family Medicine
Infection.: The illness is most likely viral but could also be a bacterial infection. Needs to be checked out. The milky color has nothing to do with dairy produc ... Read More
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A 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sutira Scheef
7 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: There is no current research to indicate this is true. Many people believe that consuming dairy can promote mucus production and subsequently worsen c ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
40 years experience General Practice
Get an exam: You may have lactose intolerance. An infectious agent is also possible. Bloody mucus is something that should be checked out. If there is a focus of c ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
15 years experience Gastroenterology
Lactose intolerance: If you're having mucus in the stool along with loose stools after dairy intake, try cutting out dairy for a week or two and see what happens. Prilosec ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes but: IgA tTG and not IgG to gluten is usually the best test for those who are not IgA deficient. However gluten intolerance has nothing to do with dairy o ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Either RAST (replaced by ImmunoCap IgE) and prick skin testing can miss some food allergies. I often test a patient to the food itself when the histo ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
Specializes in
Sounds normal to me: Exposure to dairy products caused your watery diarrheal stools with enzymes and gastric acid still not neutralized and so resulted in some perianal di ... Read More

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