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Does consuming dairy make mucus thicker? Why?

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 ...
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Can ear wax cause nasal congestion?

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 ...
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Nasal congestion or fever as a mechanism to combat infection

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 ...
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Nasal congestion on wakeup in healthy individuals vs. vasomotor rhinitis sufferers

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 ...
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Can ear wax cause nasal congestion?

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 (...
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Possible mucus come out of eye when blow nose?

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 ...
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Should a toddler drink milk if has congestion?

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,...
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What is the difference between Rhinitis, nasal congestion and runny nose?

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 ...
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Is there any evidence that blowing your nose speeds recovery from a cold?

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 ...
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