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Can congestion and being phlegmy from dairy cause ear infections? Can congestion and runny nose cause ear infections? A family member gets phlegmy from dairy. A family member smokes in the vehicle. The child has had several ear infections and is always co

Can congestion and being phlegmy from dairy cause ear infections? Can congestion and runny nose cause ear infections? A family member gets phlegmy from dairy. A family member smokes in the vehicle. The child has had several ear infections and is always co

dairy no, smoke yes: Dairy is not associated with ear infections. Smoke exposure is associated with more frequent ear infections and asthma in children. I encourage you to have all adults in your child's life quit smoking. Even if they smoke outside the home, the toxic subtances are absorbed into their skin, hair and clothes an put children at risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion = aggregation ...Read more


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Can lessening my baby's dairy intake lessen her congestion?

Can lessening my baby's dairy intake lessen her congestion?

No: In days past we used to recommend decreasing dairy to lessen nasal congestion. Now we know that this will not improve nasal congestion. Nasal saline sprays and suctioning can help relieve your baby's nasal congestion. Dairy sensitivity in infants typically presents with intestinal symptoms or rashes. ...Read more

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My baby is having cold and chest congestion, can I give yogurt and other dairy products to her?

My baby is having cold and chest congestion, can I give yogurt and other dairy products to her?

Yes: Giving yogurt and dairy products does not generally increase chest congestion--that is not a scientific fact although people sometimes feel it does.The only rare instance would be if the baby had an allergy to milk which is relatively rare. ...Read more

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Does dairy in formula increase the frequency of ear infections and congestion?

Does dairy in formula increase the frequency of ear infections and congestion?

No: Dairy (particularly cold milk or ice cream) is a mucogenic (mucus producing food), but typically this is a fairly mild effect and does not result in increased ear infections, although it may result in some temporary congestion. This mucus producing response may be more pronounced in some patients and can be mistaken for a milk allergy. ...Read more

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What causes congestion when lying down?

Normal: Up to 70% of the population has the nasal cycle which is alternating congestion as a result of changes in blood flow through the nasal tissues. When we lay down there is an increase in nasal blood flow so that there is about a 20% increase in tissue thickness which will narrow the nasal airway. ...Read more

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What environmental factors can cause constant congestion in my home?

A variety: This time of year when the heat is on dries the air which can cause congestion which refers to nasal blockage. Molds from water contamination and indoor plants, cats and other pets can cause allergy, . ...Read more

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Whate is the causes of the chronic venuos congestion in lung?

Left heart failure: When people use that term, they usually mean passive lung congestion - left heart failure is the most common cause (there's usually a diagnosis of "congestive heart failure"). Mitral stenosis and pulmonary veno-occlusive disease round out the list. Most other lung constrictive processes occur at the arteriolar level or before, so it's important to be very specific about the terminology here. ...Read more

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What causes congestion on a flight?

A couple of things: Pain can be caused by change in air pressure upon ascent & descent. Another cause may be dry, recirculated air. ...Read more

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How does asphyxia cause congestion?

Hypoxia: In asphyxia, hypoxia develops which causes inflammation and lack of oxygen even to the heart muscles, the beating gets weaker, and the blood stagnates in the lungs and that is the cause of pulmonary congestion or edema. ...Read more

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Do all topical decongestants cause rebound congestion?

Yes.: All nasal spray and drop decongestants cause rebound nasal congestion if used for too long. ...Read more

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How serious is pelvic venous congestion if it causes lots of pain?

How serious is pelvic venous congestion if it causes lots of pain?

It could be: It could be serious. It can cause pain , but the amount of venous congestion could reach a point of affecting the bonus return, and could cause a sluggishness in the circulation, that could lead to a possible deep vein thrombosis, that could travel to the lung, and cause a serious health issues, and could be life threatening. ...Read more

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It feels kinda hard to breathe could congestion be the cause of this?

It feels kinda hard to breathe could congestion be the cause of this?

Hard to breathe: Congestion is one of many possibilities for difficult breathing. Consult your doctor to get an answer which is specific to you and your situation. ...Read more

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What causes congestion in pregnancy?

What causes congestion in pregnancy?

Swollen blood vessel: Fluid volume in the body increases during pregnancy and blood vessels enlarge to accomadate this. Veins and capillaries will swell as well and if these are in the nasal passages, they can lead to a feeling of stuffiness. ...Read more

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What is the cause of headaches, congestion, earaches, headaches, and nausea?

What is the cause of headaches, congestion, earaches, headaches, and nausea?

Sinus infection: Headaches, congestion, earaches, headaches and nausea are often associated with a sinus infection. The inflammation and irritation may improve with the Nasonex (mometasone) and singular that i see that you are taking. What you are trying to do is to decrease the build up of the fluid in the sinuses that leads to the pain. If there is fever, then you need to be more concerned that the infection is increasing. ...Read more

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What are the causes of throat congestions and how can this be mitigated?

What are the causes of throat congestions and how can this be mitigated?

Congestion can come: From viral upper respiratory infection, bacterial uri, sinus infection, inflammation of larynx or trachea or bronchi. Cause generally determines treatment: mucolytics, cough meds, saline gargle, antibiotics (bacterial infxn), humidification. See doc if persistent fever or prolonged/severe cough. Avoid cigarette smoke or other triggers. ...Read more

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Hi doctors! does a lot of sex cause prostate congestion?

NO: Having sex often at the age of 22 should not cause any issues with your prostate. ...Read more

Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Nasal Congestion (Stuffiness) (Definition)

Nasal congestion (stuffiness) ...Read more