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I am sufferin 4m gastroenteritis fa 3 days. Ws takin oly curd rice n butter milk fa past 3 days. Bt my doctor sayin tat diet vil incrse my probs. S t so?

I am sufferin 4m gastroenteritis fa 3 days. Ws takin oly curd rice n butter milk fa past 3 days. Bt my doctor sayin tat diet vil incrse my probs. S t so?

Butter milk is hard: On gut. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more


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Why do I get phlegm from drinking milk?

Why do I get phlegm from drinking milk?

Phlegm: Some ppl are truly allergic to dairy and should avoid it but many have complained of it. It likely is more of the residue of dairy than anything else. We all make lots of mucous that we imperceptibly swallow. The dairy likely thickens it and makes it more noticeable. ...Read more

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Does rice make phlegm thick? Should we avoid rice in cough n cold??

Does rice make phlegm thick? Should we avoid rice in cough n cold??

No: Neither rice nor milk causes phlegm.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my baby is allergic to cows milk formula he's had a cough and phlegm since changing it to a non allergy formula?

How can I tell if my baby is allergic to cows milk formula he's had a cough and phlegm since changing it to a non allergy formula?

Skin test: The easiest way to tell if your baby is allergic to milk is to have your child skin tested by an allergist. You will have an answer in 15 minutes. To rely on their response to milk can often be confusing. ...Read more

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My son has persistent phlegm and often has wheezing when he wakes up in the morning. Do we need to change his milk formula?

My son has persistent phlegm and often has wheezing when he wakes up in the morning. Do we need to change his milk formula?

May try: This is an option. Eg. soy.
It is also possible there might be some gastro-esophageal reflux going on.
This can appear like wheezing and noisy breathing in babies.
The notion about formula/milk causing phlegm may not very true.
Do have it assessed by a pediatrician.
Semi-vertical positioning after feeds should help too, so can thickening feeds. ...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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Is it true that milk causes more phlegm. What foods should be avoided by people with post nasal drip, ? What food is recommended? Is chocolate bad here

Is it true that milk causes more phlegm. What foods should be avoided by people with post nasal drip, ? What food is recommended? Is chocolate bad here

Milk and phlegm: It is an old wive's tale. Someone with post nasal drip can eat whatever they like - eating certain foods won't help or hurt nasal congestion or a runny nose though warm fluids ie soup, tea etc will have a soothing effect. Chocolate isn't bad either. ...Read more

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After eating cereal, I had a lot of mucus or phlegm, and it makes me feel tired. What food can I substitute for cereal and milk for my breakfast?

After eating cereal, I had a lot of mucus or phlegm, and it makes me feel tired. What food can I substitute for cereal and milk for my breakfast?

Lots of options!: There are countless healthier options then cereal in the morning. First, any food can be eaten at any time of the day BUT if you are looking for something more "traditionally" breakfast food consider - fruit, toast, eggs, oatmeal, yogurt, cottage cheese, whole grain waffle with fruit spread, etc. You may also want to try almond milk instead of cow's milk. Have fun with variety :) ...Read more

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Can I mix prednisone sodium phosphate in milk? My 18 mo old spits it. Dr prescribe it for lasting cough with phlegm. What r side effects?

Can I mix prednisone sodium phosphate in milk? My 18 mo old spits it. Dr prescribe it for lasting cough with phlegm. What r side effects?

Prednisone: Try giving child something frozen to freeze taste buds or give small amounts of medication at a time. Call your doctor if your child still can't tolerate it ...Read more

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My 9-month baby starts to cough with some phlegm for an hour after her 1st bottle of milk. Also a bit of stuffy nose. No other sympton of flu. What2d?

My 9-month baby starts to cough with some phlegm for an hour after her 1st bottle of milk. Also a bit of stuffy nose. No other sympton of flu. What2d?

Happy baby or not?: If a baby always coughs after eating or drinking, he may have some reflux problem. If a baby is normally fine, with no cough, then a little stuffy or runny nose is usually a cold. Sometimes it can be allergies, and it can also be a strep throat. A happy baby with slight symptoms can be watched a couple of days, and then see the doctor if not all well. The doctor might then do a strep throat test. ...Read more

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My 1mnth daughter has stuffed nose, sneezing and somertimes low fever. She also spits milk with yellowish like phlegm. What's happening to her.

My 1mnth daughter has stuffed nose, sneezing and somertimes low fever. She also spits milk with yellowish like phlegm. What's happening to her.

Infection: Sounds like infection in lungs. In new born period very common are pertussis or chlamydia pneumonia. All of this is treatable. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have diverticulitis and am currently on a low residue diet. Instead of dairy milk, is rice or almond milk ok?

I have diverticulitis and am currently on a low residue diet. Instead of dairy milk, is rice or almond milk ok?

Yes: The low residue diet is utilized while you recover from an acute diverticulitis infection. Rice of almond milk is low residue. Once recovered, one wants to consume a high fiber, high liquid diet. ...Read more

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I like to take cereal (corn flakes, rice krispies, weetabix) with milk and sugar but I restrict to say 3ce a week. Is that still the harmful?

Diet: I will assume you are in good health and see your doctor annually! As long as you do not use excess sugar and large amounts of these cereals...And you exercise regularly, it should be fine. ...Read more

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I heard eating raw rice can be potentially harmful. Is it okay to cook the rice, dry it out, then grind it and drink it with milk? Thanks

I heard eating raw rice can be potentially harmful. Is it okay to cook the rice, dry it out, then grind it and drink it with milk? Thanks

You're fine: You probably heard about the guy who ate raw rice, drank water, had it swell in his stomach, and he exploded. It's just made up. I'm sorry. It will absorb water and perhaps make you uncomfortable, but you're not in danger. If this practice doesn't give you a stomach ache, enjoy it. ...Read more

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My baby is 14 weeks old and is not being satisfied with her milk can I start rice cereal yet.?

My baby is 14 weeks old and is not being satisfied with her milk can I start rice cereal yet.?

First of all: I want to make sure, the formula is prepared correctly.1:2/3 scoops :6 ozs of water. Most babies are fussy, crying, not satisfied, always hungry, wanting to be held per the parents cus the formulas were too dilute! Wouldn't you be when you are literally fed water and surprised that your baby is not gaining weight despite taking 6-8 ounces of milk! Yes, you may add rice cereals which may or may not help. ...Read more

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Can I give my child a nido milk? She's turning 11months next month, if not what kind of milk can I give her? She's a healthy and eating rice now

Can I give my child a nido milk? She's turning 11months next month, if not what kind of milk can I give her? She's a healthy and eating rice now

Infant feeding: At this age, she should be eating a variety of vegetables, meat, fruit, grains, etc. Milk should still be infant formula until the age of 18 months, whereafter normal full cream cow’s milk will suffice. ...Read more

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Is rice milk gluten and nut free?

Is rice milk gluten and nut free?

Yes: Rice dream which is rice milk is gluten, nut and milk free. For more information on these products go to: http://www. Tastethedream. Com/index. Php. ...Read more

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Is drinking milk a health n fitness option? These days I see many substitutes, including soy and rice milk.

Is drinking milk a health n fitness option? These days I see many substitutes, including soy and rice milk.

Protein & Carbs: Milk can provide protein and carbs after exercise & training, but remember in the usa cow's milk likely contains rbgh (bovine growth hormone-associated with increased risk of breast, colon & prostate cancers-banned in europe & canada) unless organic and labeled "no rbgh." soy milk should also be organic as >90% is genetically modified to withstand roundup and may be contaminated with the pesticide. ...Read more

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Should I try another type of milk other then cows milk for my chronically congested 20 month old son? I have heard that can help. Rice, almond, soy?

Should I try another type of milk other then cows milk for my chronically congested 20 month old son? I have heard that can help. Rice, almond, soy?

Other reasons: Are you sure milk is the cause if your childs chronically running nose. There may be other things in the house that may be the problem such as a smoker, animal, flowers, dust or molds. Money wel spent might be having your child be seen by an allergist for evaluation. ...Read more

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7 month girl drinks roughly 400ml of milk per day and eats cerelac 3 scoops once and rice/raggi porridge veggies once day. Is this sufficient for her?

7 month girl drinks roughly 400ml of milk per day and eats cerelac 3 scoops once and rice/raggi porridge veggies once day. Is this sufficient for her?

See her pediatrician: The right answer is she should see her pediatrician to make sure she's growing & developing appropriately. But this sounds like not enough. First, she needs formula instead of milk until she's about 1 year-old. Second, I'd recommend a wider variety of fruits & veggies. Also, introduce new foods slowly & in small amounts. This is a good guide to when, what, how much, etc: http://bit. Ly/1AnPTt6 ...Read more

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I want to lose weight and I am breastfeeding, if I ate less rice, does the milk supply also decrease?

I want to lose weight and I am breastfeeding, if I ate less rice, does the milk supply also decrease?

No: Eating less rice shouldn't change the breast milk flow. White rice is plain carbohydrate (carbs), so eating a lot of rice isn't healthy anyway. A woman can lose weight while breastfeeding if she eats fewer calories per day than is needed for her personal needs plus for the production of breast milk. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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