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Question: When suffering from a cold/sinus congestion, should dairy products be avoided (specifically milk/ice cream)? I've heard they produce more mucus, worsening the congestion. Leslee

Answer: Dear Leslee,

Research studies have not found any correlation between milk and the production of mucus. The consumption of foods high in fat, like milk, can create a coating sensation in the back of the throat making people believe extra mucus is being produced.

People that are allergic to milk can suffer from mucus production. If a person is not allergic, it is ok to drink lowfat milk when having a cold.

You can see more information at: What exactly does milk do to the body?

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