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Is it true that dairy products thicken mucus in the throat? If so, why?

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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Actually no

When you have mucus in the throat, certain foods and drinks can make it feel worse.
It is a common myth that dairy products make it worse, but in fact they do not. In fact, you want to increase the amount of fluid in your diet to help thin the secretions.

In brief: Actually no

When you have mucus in the throat, certain foods and drinks can make it feel worse.
It is a common myth that dairy products make it worse, but in fact they do not. In fact, you want to increase the amount of fluid in your diet to help thin the secretions.
Dr. Mark Patterson
Dr. Mark Patterson
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