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When an antibiotic is labeled "don't drink with milk" is it also referring to milk consumption throughout the day or just as you take your medication?

With the meds: It is referring to when you take the medication. You are ok to drink milk after a couple hours. Note: this does not apply to meds that say not to consume with alcohol! ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Is drinking milk bad for you?

Is drinking milk bad for you?

No, unless...: Everything in life has good and bad to it. Pasteurized milk is safe (unpasteurized can have bad germs in it). For people >3 years old, non-fat (skim) milk is recommended, because we Americans eat enough fats from other foods already, and milk fat is undesirable animal fat. Milk is a great source of calcium and vitamin D, and is a good source of protein. Chocolate milk has too much sugar. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink milk of wife?

Is it ok to drink milk of wife?

Natural curiosity: Many a movie or television show that jokes about drinking breastmilk. No problem to try it, but please leave it for your infant. As parents, we always want what's best for our children. The best thing to do with breast milk is to give it to your baby. The benefits are too numerous to list, but trust we medical professionals to show you the right thing to do - breast milk is best left for baby. ...Read more

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Is it really healthy for humans to drink milk?

Is it really healthy for humans to drink milk?

Generally yes.: Unless you have lactose intolerance, or milk fat raises your cholesterol and lipids intolerably, milk is not only tasty, but healthy. ...Read more

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What benefits coming from drinking milk and is there any substitute to milk?

What benefits coming from drinking milk and is there any substitute to milk?

Milk contains the: Macronutriens which are fats, carbs, and proteins. It contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. Cow's milk is not something everyone can absorb and many people will use other dairy products such as yogurt, & whey powder. Eat an otherwise balanced diet and you will be fine w/out milk. Peace and good health. Free range cattle produce milk that is free of antibiotics & toxins. ...Read more

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Can u drink while you r on antibiotic?

Most of them: That depends on the antibiotic. It's ok with most of them, but avoid alcohol with Metronidazole (flagyl) and tinidazole (tindamax). When in doubt, ask your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Can I drink milk after oral surgery?

NO risk: There really is no associated risk with milk after oral surgery. Just don't get it too hot, which unless you are having hot chocolate you wouldn't do anyway! ...Read more

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Hi when I drink milk I get chest pain?

Hi when I drink milk I get chest pain?

If chest pain occurs: Very quickly, would be c/w esophagus issues/esophageal spasms as part of your response to what you are swallowing. This can occur with anything. Coordination of esophageal muscles (like rest of body) to achieve the peristaltic swallowing response is complex & coordinated by mind/brain. Internalized past history, no matter how seemingly hidden, always plays a role. Yet, Hx offered was very limited. ...Read more

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Why do I get phlegm from drinking milk?

Why do I get phlegm from drinking milk?

Phlegm: Some ppl are truly allergic to dairy and should avoid it but many have complained of it. It likely is more of the residue of dairy than anything else. We all make lots of mucous that we imperceptibly swallow. The dairy likely thickens it and makes it more noticeable. ...Read more

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How come I fart so much when I drink milk?

How come I fart so much when I drink milk?

Maybe....: Symptoms of lactose intolerance are generally cramping/bloating of the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and gas. They are highest in ethnic groups and lowest in caucasians. A simple test from a doctor can reveal if you are truly lactose intolerant or not. All the best! ...Read more

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What time should I drink soy milk everyday?

What time should I drink soy milk everyday?

Why drink soy?: Unless you are on certain medications (e.g. Doxycycline, thyroid supplements, etc) you probably don't need to time the soy milk intake. I would argue that you shouldn't be drinking soy milk everyday especially if you have history of thyroid disease. Soy (like other goitrogens) competes with thyroid hormone receptors in the body and may lead to low thyroid function. Why not try almond milk? ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink milk while taking xenical?

Is it ok to drink milk while taking xenical?

Skim is: If you drink whole milk you will see why it is no good with the xenical when you have your greasy bowel movement. ...Read more

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Does drinking milk make your breasts larger?

Does drinking milk make your breasts larger?

No selective ^: Breast size is likely to ^ w puberty, pregnancy & possibly prior to your period. You can build up chest muscles w exercise & weight lifting but it will not ^ the amt. Of fatty tissue. There are no pills, herbs or machines that will ^ breast size. Breast augmentation is surgical enlargement. A padded bra will ^ appearance of volume. A supportive, well fitting bra can also enhance appearance. ...Read more

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Can drinking milk help your breasts to grow?

Can drinking milk help your breasts to grow?

Not selectively.: Breast size is likely to ^ w puberty, pregnancy & possibly prior to your period. You can build up chest muscles w exercise & weight lifting but it will not ^ the amt. Of fatty tissue. There are no pills, herbs or machines that will ^ breast size. Breast augmentation is surgical enlargement. A padded bra will ^ appearance of volume. A supportive, well fitting bra can also enhance appearance. ...Read more

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Can toddlers drink milk if they have a fever?

Can toddlers drink milk if they have a fever?

Yes: No studies have shown any problem with drinking milk if you have a fever. Milk may make any diarrhea worse, depending on the source of the fever. ...Read more

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Can toddlers drink milk if they have a fever?

Can toddlers drink milk if they have a fever?

Other flids better: Yes, but milk makes mucous you may want to consider juice or some other form of fluid. ...Read more

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Does daily drinking saffron milk affect health?

Does daily drinking saffron milk affect health?

Saffron Milk benefi: Saffron Milk is rich in carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
Its cholesterol levels are much less.
It is rich source of Folate, (folic acid) Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin and Niacin.
Calcium in the milk provides strength to the bones and teeth
It is rich source of other minerals- Iron, Zinc, Copper and Phosphorous.
Have Balanced Diet with whole grains, vegetables, fruits, soy products, and nuts. ...Read more

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What are the risks of drinking with antibiotics?

What are the risks of drinking with antibiotics?

Please specify: Which antibiotic or class or antibiotics are you referring to? ...Read more

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Is drinking too much goat's milk, bad for health?

Is drinking too much goat's milk, bad for health?

Depends: On what too much means to you. Humans are the only mammals that continue to consume milk after early childhood, and all milk has lots of fat and cholesterol. While goat's milk produces less allergic and GI symptoms in many people than cows milk, it is not necessarily healthier. A diet heavy on plant-based food and light on animal-based food, including milk, is healthiest. ...Read more

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Can you drink milk after 36 hrs of food poisining?

Can you drink milk after 36 hrs of food poisining?

You decide: You are receiving from your illness. If you are hungry for something you can take it. You do not need any permission from a physician to resume your normal life. There is absolutely no medical list of foods one can or cannot consume after being sick from a stomach flu or food poisoning. ...Read more

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Can drinking milk right before bed make you fatter?

Milk before bed: Eating or drinking before bed, whether it is milk or some other food/drink that has calories is more likely to cause weight gain than taking in at an earlier time of the day. ...Read more

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Can I drink milk together with collagen suplements?

Can I drink milk together with collagen suplements?

See below: Collagen supplement is not doing you any good other than lightening your wallet.
You may take it with milk, but do not expect any benefit from collagen.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more