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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 refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...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