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Had almond milk (lactose free too) cause mucus more for my 3 yrs old son? His doctor said not to take milk, since he is having antibiotic for coughing. Bu

Had almond milk (lactose free too) cause mucus more for my 3 yrs old son? His doctor said not to take milk, since he is having antibiotic for coughing. Bu

Not a problem: I see no reason to change a kids diet while he's on antibiotics. Some antibiotics need to be given at specific times with respect to meals, but I don't stop their milk or milk substitute because of a cough.

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Does almond milk give you mucus issues?

Does almond milk give you mucus issues?

Allergy: Food allergies can sometimes trigger cause congestion. The mechanism can be as simple as increased mucous secretions to certain foods. Follow with an allergist to learn more.

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Almond milk? Cause diarhoea

Almond milk? Cause diarhoea

Maybe: Different foods and drinks can cause different digestive issues in different people. It is difficult to predict how any person may respond to a new food. The best thing to do is to try it out and take note of any ill side effects.

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Can almond milk cause constipation?

Can almond milk cause constipation?

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

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Does almond milk cause constipation?

Does almond milk cause constipation?

Not usually: I have not seen constipation as a result of almond milk. Dairy can be constipating as can apples or apple juice in some. Not drinking enough fluid definitley. Bananas, sweet potatoes in some are foods that can cause constipation. If stopping almond milk solves the problem and taking it again causes constipation then for you yes almond milk is constipating.

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Can almond milk cause gas like regular milk?

Can almond milk cause gas like regular milk?

Not from lactose: Typically the gas, bloating, diarrhea and abdominal pain from cow's milk is due to lactose intolerance (milk sugar). Almond milk does not contain lactose. (read ingredient label just to be sure).

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Does coconut or almond milk cause intestinal gas?

Coconut - possibly: People who have difficulty breaking down fructose may experience loose stools, GI upset ; gas with coconut.

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Can silk almond milk cause kidney stones?

Can silk almond milk cause kidney stones?

STONES: It has been shown that a high ca diet in a normal person is less likely to cause kidney stones than a low ca diet and both are more likely to cause stones than a normal dietary calcium intake. It's not the calcium in it's the lack of volume and the oxalate intake.

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Can calcium level of 10.8 be caused by taking 500mg of calcium supplement several days a week? The only other calcium I get is in 16oz almond milk/day.

Can calcium level of 10.8 be caused by taking 500mg of calcium supplement several days a week? The only other calcium I get is in 16oz almond milk/day.

Unlikely: The differential for high calcium, or hypercalcemia, includes problems with the parathyroid glands, cancer, sarcoid, or ingestion. The most common is from a parathyroid adenoma. The parathyroid glands increase calcium levels by secreting parathyroid hormone (pth). If you have an adenoma, you have autonomous PTH secretion, and thus hypercalcemia.

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Does dietary fat (coconut oil/almond milk drink) cause insulin to spike beyond the fasting level if you have not ate for over 8 hours?

Does dietary fat (coconut oil/almond milk drink) cause insulin to spike beyond the fasting level if you have not ate for over 8 hours?

Yes: Drinking a coconut/almond milk drink will cause an increase in insulin, because there are carbohydrates (sugars) in the drink.

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Can almond milk cause acne in someone who became a vegan 90 days ago and now only drinks almond milk instead of skim? She never had much acne before.

Can almond milk cause acne in someone who became a vegan 90 days ago and now only drinks almond milk instead of skim? She never had much acne before.

Possible.: I have had patients who break out when they drink almond milk. It's rare, but it does happen. If the brand you are drinking is sweetened, or has additives, that increases the chances. Try an unsweetened one without any additives (or make it yourself). If you still break out, you may have to switch to soy milk; or the cause may be something else entirely, such as another component of your new diet.

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Why does regular milk cause my extremities to tingle? I am fine with almond and soy milk. No allergies.

Why does regular milk cause my extremities to tingle? I am fine with almond and soy milk. No allergies.

Two considerations: Milk Alkali Syndrome (hypercalcemia) and milk allergy. Parasthesias are uncommon but alkalosis from hyperventilation does cause parasthesias. Usually we think of milk Alkali syndrome as causing constipation, bone pain, psychiatric symptoms and kidney stones.

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For many months I have had a stomach distention problem with no relief. I drink a lot of almond milk & wonder if this could cause such an issue?

For many months I have had a stomach distention problem with no relief. I drink a lot of almond milk & wonder if this could cause such an issue?

Elimination diet: If you believe this may be the cause of your stomach distension you could trial eliminating this from your usual diet and see if your symptoms resolve. Also recommended to do daily diary and log your symptoms and what you are eating/doing at that time to determine other potential sources of bloating.

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Lactose intolerant: almond or soy milk? Can high sodium in almond make soy better choice? 2cup of soy milk a day bad for a male? Soy cause breast growt

Lactose intolerant: almond or soy milk? Can high sodium in almond make soy better choice? 2cup of soy milk a day bad for a male? Soy cause breast growt

Your choice...: I like almond milk. Soy milk causes me and many others to have large amounts of gas. If you don't have this problem, then use the soy as it has more protein. Otherwise, almond milk is a good choice so long as you don't have a nut allergy. Use the unsweetened version of either one...

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Had almond chocolate on 2/13/13, dry cough, itchy throat, lips&tongue, lot of mucus in my throat. Still coughing and mucus. I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 1wk after ok?

Had almond chocolate on 2/13/13, dry cough, itchy throat, lips&tongue, lot of mucus in my throat. Still coughing and mucus. I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 1wk after ok?

Not related: If your symptoms occured immediately after ingesting the almond chocolate, it may be an allergy. One week later, your symptoms are not related to it. You may have environmental allergies. See an allergist and get tested to determine your triggers.

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