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Is it true that dairy products make a sick child produce more mucus?

For the majority of people, there is no link between asthma and dairy products, as well as dairy and excess mucus being produced. Some participants in these studies found drinking milk changes the coating on the inside of their throat, but that it wasn't adverse in any way. Based on these studies, giving a child milk or yoghurt when they are sick should not affect mucus production.

The consumption of dairy is a touchy and much argued about subject amongst experts and doctors. The use of hormones and growth accelerators in dairy cows and the production processes involved in cheese, butter and yoghurt all contribute to affecting different people in different ways. People have varying degrees of lactose tolerances and may be allergic to various types of dairy products.

When a child is sick and undergoing medication or antibiotics, the doctor or physician prescribing the treatment should advise you on how much dairy may be consumed by the child during treatment. Most antibiotic courses require patients to replenish their pro-biotic levels with products like yoghurt, while other antibiotics cause adverse reactions to dairy.

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