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Can Milk Cause Phlegm
Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more
No, there is no stud: There is a myth about milk giving more mucus. Known allergy to milk protein can cause rashes, gastro-intestinal symtoms or eczema but the nasal allergies are not well documented. Neutramigen being hypo-allergenic milk is much less likely to give symptoms. Many times patient with gerd will have increased mucus production after spicy food or full meal and that can be attributed to food itself.I thi. ...Read more
No: Breast milk doesn't cause diarrhea or worsen the ongoing diarrhea. Breast milk contains pro- and prebiotics which plays important role in maintaining and restoring 'good bacteria' in our bowel. Therefore, breast breast feeding is encouraged even when infant develops diarrhea from viral infection or from taking antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Milk, maybe: To check for reflux and eczema from the milk, i suggest avoiding milk for 3 days; on the 4th day give the baby milk and see if the reflux or eczema worsens. If it does repeat the avoidance and challenge to confirm. If either condition worsens, i suggest avoiding for a month and rechecking. Most such issues resolve with a little time and patience. ...Read more
Sure, anything can: Gerd is common--present in about 70 million americans. As such, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated, especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening. ...Read more
Yes: Milk thistle may cause diarrhea or, more rarely, nausea, bloating, gas, & upset stomach. If you are allergic to ragweed, milk thistle might cause an allergic reaction since it belongs to the same family. Women with fibroids or endometriosis or breast, uterine, or ovarian cancers should not take milk thistle due to its estrogenic effects. ...Read more
Lactose in Advair: If you already enjoy milk, Advair is unlikely to cause any milk sensitivity but could be a problem if you already have severe milk allergy. Advair Diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) contains lactose, which is the sugar in milk, to keep the medication particles from sticking. There is a potential for trace amounts of milk protein in the product, hence the caution. It is an excellent medication for asthma maintenance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can protien cause constipation,or small amount of dairy,or ensure cause it? What foods can cause constipation?
Absence of fiber...: ...is probably the big issue here. But, to answer your question about foods that have a binding effect, you may want to minimize: chocolate (particularly if you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome), large amounts of dairy (milk, cheese), red meat, bananas (& other high pectin foods), caffeine (particularly if you're already dehydrated). ...Read more
Less likely: Depending on how old someone is, a true milk allergy can cause eczema-like rash, bloody diarrhea, hives, vomiting, difficulty breathing, facial swelling, cough, wheeze, abdominal pain, lip swelling, etc. Acne in young infants is due to leftover maternal hormones, and acne in preteens, teen, and young adults is due to puberty related changes in hormone levels and skin. Your doctor can see what's needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really: Almond milk doesn't in of itself cause constipation. A diet low in fluids and fiber contributes to constipation. So if having almond milk with a low fiber diet, one might find constipation. If having almond milk with a lot of fiber in the diet- like fresh fruits and vegetables- constipation should not be a problem ...Read more
Cough and PND: Hello, yes dehydration is a common cause of throat irritation from less moisture in the saliva coating of the throat. This could trigger a cough and throat tickle. Common causes of dehydration would be sleep disorders, dryness due to medications, sjogren's disease and lack of water intake. So drink more water, sleep with a humidifier, use a saline nasal mist and see your doctor if no better. ...Read more
Can food intolerances make it difficult to swallow and cause build up of mucus in throat? Also can this cause anxiety?
Food intolerances : Food intolerances can elicit hyper secretion as well as swelling in the tissues which will make any mucous more noticeable. Reflux also commonly causes an over production of clear mucous a full stomach is more likely to cause problems. Anytime it feels "hard to breath", anyone! will feel a certain level of anxiety. If prone to it, yes, this will likely exacerbate things even more. ...Read more
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