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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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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

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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. ...Read more

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Baby 3 weeks old mucus in poo for a few days and bringing her milk back up help ???

Baby 3 weeks old mucus in poo for a few days and bringing her milk back up help ???

Reflux: As long as the baby holds down most of the feedings, you simply need to sit him/her up in a carseat after feeds for 20 minutes to allow better emptying. If that is not helpful, see a Peds GI doc and get this looked at. ...Read more

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Should milk and other dairy products be avoided when someone has a cold and cough? Does it thicken the mucus/phlegm?

Should milk and other dairy products be avoided when someone has a cold and cough?  Does it thicken the mucus/phlegm?

Maybe: There is no current research to indicate this is true. Many people believe that consuming dairy can promote mucus production and subsequently worsen congestion. Regardless, if consuming dairy makes you feel like you have thicker mucus then avoid during the common cold. ...Read more

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My daughter gets very congested and really bad mucus from nose from drinking milk.she drink it every morning. what do you think the problem is Dr. ?

 My daughter gets very congested and really bad mucus from nose from drinking milk.she drink it every morning. what do you think the problem is Dr.
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Odd comment/question: It would seam you have decided your kid gets nasal mucous from drinking milk. If it is only there when she drinks it, and never when she doesn't, I suppose you could be right. Just avoid it.There are other ways she can get her nutritional needs met.This would be an odd way for a milk intolerance to show up but it is possible.You might review this with a doc who could examine her. ...Read more

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Baby 4 weeks old with yellow mucus for 4 days and bringing up milk formula fed should I see doctor?

Baby 4 weeks old with yellow mucus for 4 days and bringing up milk formula fed should I see doctor?

Probably see doc: In this case, it may be time to see the doctor. Any newborn with symptoms that affect their calorie intake should be evaluated to make sure they are getting enough calories. You may try suctioning his/her nose with a nose freida or bulb syringe to help breathing since newborns are obligate nose breathers. Your baby may have reflux which in some cases may need treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clear mucus in your throat, I drink a lot of milk because of some diet I'm on and i really need help thank you (no cold) I ?

What is the best way to clear mucus in your throat, I drink a lot of milk because of some diet I'm on and i really need help thank you (no cold)

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Why?: The question is why you have so much mucus. Do you have a post nasal drip? Do you have allergies? You may want to try an over the counter antihistamine and if that doesn't help check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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