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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. ...Read more

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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Do I have lactose intolerance or IBS because I have greasy floating stools with mucus?

Do I have lactose intolerance or IBS because I have greasy floating stools with mucus?

Gastroenterologist: The only way to know is to see a gastroenterologist who will consider a scope and sending the stool for evaluation. ...Read more

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Think 2 yo is lactose intolerant. We used lactose free formula &pediasure. He gets mucus in stool now which may be re: milk. What should we try? Soy?

Think 2 yo is lactose intolerant. We used lactose free formula &pediasure. He gets mucus in stool now which may be re: milk. What should we try? Soy?

Lactose or no?: Pediasure is not lactose free, so if he was drinking that and tolerating it, I doubt he is completely lactose intolerant. Lactose intolerance usually makes you gassy and crampy, not so much mucous in stool. This usually due to a protein intolerance if it is dietary in origin at all. If it is a protein sensitivity, then soy, almond or goats milk may be helpful. A peds GI doc may be really helpful! ...Read more

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Had 1 string reddish mucus in stool 1 time. 33 yrs old. Can lactose issues cause this? Should I worry about cancer? Worried and pregnant

Had 1 string reddish mucus in stool 1 time. 33 yrs old. Can lactose issues cause this? Should I worry about cancer? Worried and pregnant

Not from lactose: Lactose intolerance does not usually cause a string of mucus (blood) in stool. Given your age and assuming that is no strong family history of colon cancer or polyps, I would not worry over this problem unless it is a recurrent issue. ...Read more

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Certain foods cause so much mucus I choke why?

Certain foods cause so much mucus I choke why?

Many reasons...: There are many reasons that a person might have problems chewing and swallowing her food. The problems can vary depending on one's age and her underlying disorders. A doctor can evaluate, and an ENT specialist can further check. A occupational therapist can help figure things out, and can help with treatment if needed. A video-xray done while swallowing may give good pictures of the problem. ...Read more

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What are causes of brown vaginal mucus?

What are causes of brown vaginal mucus?

Infection?: This sort of discharge usually suggests an infection, including gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomonas if at risk for STD. Hormonal problems (e.g. contraception dose), miscarriage, or other problems also are possible. Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated. See your doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Internal hemmorroids cause bloody mucus?

Mostly No: While hemorrhoids that incur significant prolapse can cause bleeding and mucus, that occurs with moderate prolapse of the tissue. I typically associate bloody mucus with spme form of proctitis. This can be infectious or inflammatory and can represent only the tip of the iceberg. You need to be evaluated by a GI or a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Stringy mucus semen, what are the causes?

Stringy mucus semen, what are the causes?

Normal: After ejaculation, semen is tapioca-like and clumpy. It then liquifies over a 1 hour period and becomes stringy like molasses. Stringiness, to some degree, is normal. ...Read more

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What is grey mucus? What causes grey mucus?

What is grey mucus? What causes grey mucus?

Pollution: Usually grey mucous means that you have been in a polluted or smoky area and your body is trying to get rid of this material and prevent it from getting into your lungs.
If you live in a polluted city it may be hard to avoid inhaling the polluted air.
If you are coughing alot, felling sick, or wheezing then you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible that abortion cause brown mucus?

Is it possible that abortion cause brown mucus?

Yes: The brown mucus is likely old blood, tissue and secretions. ...Read more

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What is the cause of stringy mucus semen in a man?

What is the cause of stringy mucus semen in a man?

Here are some...: The features of semen among men widely vary and even change from time to time during lifetime; these usually carry no clinical significance/importance as long as being comfortable, but reflecting personal unique biological make-up. Remember we are not born equal. More? Peruse articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. ...Read more

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I'm suddenly lactose intolerant! Why? What causes this?

I'm suddenly lactose intolerant! Why? What causes this?

See detailed info: Please see detailed info @
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/lactose-intolerance/ds00530/dsection=causes

if needed see you doctor to rule out other causes of your symptoms if your symptoms do not resolve on a lactose-free diet. ...Read more

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Where does the mucus that causes stuffy noses come from?

Where does the mucus that causes stuffy noses come from?

Mucus: The actual mucus membranes that line the sinus cavity are responsible for producing the mucus. ...Read more

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What causes persistent cold and give thick yellowish mucus?

What causes persistent cold and give thick yellowish mucus?

Many things: Possible that you the infection didn't go away and that your immune system is suppressed ...Read more

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What's causes of malapsorption in 3y child and all his tests are good but he is lactose intollerance? Does their conection between malapsorbtion and LI

What's causes of malapsorption in 3y child and all his tests are good but he is lactose intollerance? Does their conection between malapsorbtion and LI

Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance is a form of carbohydrate malabsorption. You probably need to have dietary history, labs and growth charts to help you better find out what the problem is ...Read more

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What causes cervical mucus?

Cervical glands: Cervical Mucus is secreted by glands in the cervix in response to female hormones. It is a normal part of female physiology. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What causes lactose intolerance?

What causes lactose intolerance?

Intestinal enzyme: People with lactose intolerance lack an enzyme in the intestine that breaks down lactose. ...Read more

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What might cause smelly mucus in your poo?

What might cause smelly mucus in your poo?

Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum, among others. ...Read more

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What are the causes and reasons for lactose intolerance?

What are the causes and reasons for lactose intolerance?

Lactase deficiency: Lactose intolerance is due to a deficiency of lactase, which is the intestinal enzyme that helps you digest lactose. ...Read more

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What causes a person to have to vomit a lot of mucus?

Allergies and GERD: The two most common causes is allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergies) and acid reflux (GERD). If you have runny nose and congestion, it's likely allergies. If you have heartburn and upset stomach it's likely GERD. Both of these conditions can be related to diet. Consider doing a 4 week elimination diet off dairy and gluten. ...Read more

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What causes mucus ans puss in stool?

What causes mucus ans puss in stool?

Various things: Something as mild as irritable bowel syndrome and as serious as colitis can cause those symptoms. Consult your physician to see what should be done to investigate it. ...Read more

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What causes mucus and blood in the stool?

What causes mucus and blood in the stool?

Hemorrhoids: Usually but can be many other things including infection, inflammatory bowel disease and tumors, both benign and malignant. See a colorectal surgeon sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What causes excessive mucus in the mouth?

What causes excessive mucus in the mouth?

Many things: Medications, salivary gland diseases and certain nerve disorders can cause excessive mucus production. Consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes mucus leakage during a sneeze?

Normal: Mucus is normally produced in the sinus cavities. Overproduction can cause a 'runny nose'. ...Read more

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What causes to much mucus in the stomach lining?

What causes to much mucus in the stomach lining?

Protective/ excess?: Mucus is generally protective/reactive. Do you have ulcers? Commonly caused by H.pylori bacteria & use of NSAID's as independent risk factors, as are age, tobacco use & prior history of ulceration. Admission to ICU can result in stress-related ulceration, & significant burns (curling's ulcer), head trauma (cushing's ulcer), sheering forces, cancer, acid hypersecretion (Z-E syndrome) are causative. ...Read more

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What is the cause of greenish mucus in the eye?

What is the cause of greenish mucus in the eye?

Conjunctivitis: Green discharge from the eye usually indicates a conjunctivitis, or eye infection. See your family doctor or ophthalmologist to confirm the diagnosis and provide a treatment plan. ...Read more

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My baby has mucus in his eye. What causes this?

My baby has mucus in his eye. What causes this?

Viral or bacterial: Usually the same germs (viruses or bacteria) that cause an upper respiratory tract infection (a cold), cause a pink eye. Sometimes young babies also have a blocked tear duct that presents as eye discharge- clear to mucoid. Please have you child see their doctor. ...Read more

Lactose (Definition)

Found in milk. Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. In order for lactose to be absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose ...Read more