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Cold milk gives me diarrhea and upset stomach. Hot milk, other milk products and lactose-free milk are ok. What in cold milk could be causing it?

Cold milk gives me diarrhea and upset stomach. Hot milk, other milk products and lactose-free milk are ok. What in cold milk could be causing it?

Nothing: Cold milk and hot milk contain the same sugars and proteins. If you are lactose intolerant, you will be equally intolerant to cold and hot milk. Yogurt and cheese often don't cause problems in lactose intolerant people because the bacteria in the yogurt can digest the lactose and most of the lactose is used up in the fermentation process that makes cheese. ...Read more

Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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If person has malabsorption and milk intolerance, can he drink yoghurt?

If person has malabsorption and milk intolerance, can he drink yoghurt?

No: Yogurt that is derived from cow's milk would cause a similar problem as milk. ...Read more

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Can eating lots of dairy products like milk and yogurt give more chances of acne?

Can eating lots of dairy products like milk and yogurt give more chances of acne?

Probably: This is the "pop" wisdom and a couple of dermatologists told me they think it's true. However, all acne can be managed scientifically nowadays. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't touched it in two weeks, get with your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can drinking milk and consuming a lot of dairy products plus grains such as wheat and rice worsen gynecomastia?

Can drinking milk and consuming a lot of dairy products plus grains such as wheat and rice worsen gynecomastia?

Possibly but...: Although there may be many “causes” of gynecomastia, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances etc. May also be causative. An increase in weight may cause the appearance of the breasts to seem larger. ...Read more

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With lactose intolerance, will I get sick from consuming some dairy yogurt?

With lactose intolerance, will I get sick from consuming some dairy yogurt?

Most likely: If you are lactose intolerant, you will most likely develop symptoms after eating yogurt that contains lactose. ...Read more

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Is milk good for nausea and indigestion?

Is milk good for nausea and indigestion?

Not necessarily: Because the protein can be difficult to break down. Consider ginger. Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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Can I give soy milk for toddler with diarrhea?

Can I give soy milk for toddler with diarrhea?

Yes, as long: as he doesn't have a soy allergy. Does he normally drink soy milk or are you giving it to him because of the diarrhea? Sometimes soy is more easily digested than cow's milk. It may not make a difference, but it certainly won't be harmful. ...Read more

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Milk intolerant so switching to yogurt and cheese. What kinds of foodborne illnesses can I get from cheese?

Milk intolerant so switching to yogurt and cheese. What kinds of foodborne illnesses can I get from cheese?

Unpasteurized cheese: Although required by fda to be aged 60+ days to destroy bacteria, still possible for listeria, salmonella, e. Coli or other bacteria to cause illness. [google unpasteurized cheese for list]. Pasteurized cheeses should be safe if properly cooled. Cheese may still cause problems for milk-intolerant; try lactaid/dairy ease tablets as directed to prevent symptoms. Yogurt has good bacteria to help. ...Read more

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Should i give my toddler soy milk instead of cow milk to reduce episodes of cough and cold?

Should i give my toddler soy milk instead of cow milk to reduce episodes of cough and cold?

You can: Soy milk is difficult to digest i would consider rice milk or almond milk if you find increased problems with the soy such as increased bloating, diarrhea or abdominal pain. ...Read more

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My toddler has trouble with cow milk, and lactose free milk. He becomes constipated after a few cups. But cow based toddler formula gives him diarrhea?

My toddler has trouble with cow milk, and lactose free milk. He becomes constipated after a few cups. But cow based toddler formula gives him diarrhea?

Simplify: Most american children drink way too much milk and yes milk can result in a child who is very constipated. However formulas are filled with vitamins and ions and electrolytes that make you have a diarrhea in excess because it retains water in your intestines. Try to simplify his diet more water maybe some herbal tea that has no caffeine, and a lot less milk i preferred my kids eat their dairy. ...Read more

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Can legionella be transmitted through consumption of milk and milk products?

Can legionella be  transmitted through consumption of milk and milk products?

No: Legionella is mostly thought to be transmitted via exposure to contaminated fresh water, not dairy products. ...Read more

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2wk old frequent painful gas. Barely pooping, runny like diarrhea or jelly like. Drinks both formula and breast milk. Should we try pedialyte?

2wk old frequent painful gas. Barely pooping, runny like diarrhea or jelly like. Drinks both formula and breast milk. Should we try pedialyte?

Please c the doctor: Pedialyte isn't the solution, medical evaluation is, your baby might have a problem with his/her gut, kindly the doctor or go to ER, good luck ...Read more

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Is rice milk soy formula or soy milk better for a toddler with milk intolerance?

Is rice milk soy formula or soy milk better for a toddler with milk intolerance?

More palateable: Either formula will work, however, there is an issue with palatability of the infant to tolerate the formula. Thus, its a matter of trying out the formula. Historically the soy based formula is more popular and also less expensive and readily available. Rice formula tends to be sold in certains stores. ...Read more

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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with a "stomach flu" virus. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter remedies or ...Read more