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Does Dairy Cause Congestion
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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