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According to this study, no. We conclude that no statistically significant overall association can be detected between milk and dairy product intake and symptoms of mucus production in healthy adults, either asymptomatic or symptomatic, with rhinovirus infection. It seems that you're already aware of this given your comment: I've also read elsewhere ...


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In addition to the above, see this diagram. Your MIDDLE ear (highlighted in blue) connects to your sinus via the Eustachian tube (where it drains into the sinus cavity isn't showed). Your EXTERNAL ear canal is where the wax is, and it's separated from middle ear by the ear drum (TM). Also, many physicians advise not to use cotton tipped applicators in ...


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FEVER There is still no final agreement among experts about the treatment of fever, but recently some of them lean toward not treating it unless it's life-threatening. Fever: suppress or let it ride? (PubMed, 2015): There are two basic fields of thought: (I) fever should be suppressed because its metabolic costs outweigh its potential physiologic ...


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Let's first clarify that "vasomotor rhinitis (VMR) otherwise known as non-allergic rhinitis" is the non-allergic reaction (NAR), which can be similar in symptoms to the allergic reaction (AR), but not the same. Vasomotor rhinitis is a poorly understood disorder which mimics many of the symptoms of nasal allergy, but has a completely different basis. ...


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It seems unlikely that ear wax could cause nasal congestion and restricted breathing, since in relatively healthy individuals, the ear canal is separated from the middle ear by the tympanic membrane (aka the ear drum). If the ear infection, or the Q-Tip, or however you "flushed" the middle ear, caused a perforation of the ear drum, lots of things could be ...


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There are 4 sinuses : frontalis, ethmoid, maxillary, and sphenoid sinus. Frontal sinus, it excrete mucus into the meatus medius via a small opening called hiatus semilunaris anterior . Anterior and middle sinus of ethmoid also excrete mucus to meatus medius. The sphenoid sinus drainage to sphenoid recess. The two sinus drainage to meatus medius, but below ...


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The following is for adults: Relationship between milk intake and mucus production in adult volunteers challenged with rhinovirus-2. (PubMed): In individuals inoculated with the common cold virus, milk intake was not associated with increased nasal secretions, symptoms of cough, nose symptoms or congestion.


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This answer is about medical terminology as widely agreed and commonly used by medical professionals. Rhinitis is a broad name of a disease or condition with inflammation of the mucosal lining in the nasal cavity (Cleveland Clinic, Malacards). Inflammation can be infectious, irritant, allergic, drug-induced, etc. (a more detailed list on American Family ...


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In my experience keeping your nose blown (or even rinsed out) prevents a secondary infection in your throat. Whatever you don't blow out of your nose dribbles down the back of your throat and bacteria get happy there and give you a sore throat. This is technically a different second infection but most people will treat it as a single long cold that "moved ...


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