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Old 09-15-2013, 09:44 PM   #1
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How long should I abstain from milk?

I have what I have come to believe is post nasal drip for over a year now, although it hasn't been confirmed by any medical specialist. I am constantly snorting, hacking and coughing throughout each day. every once in a while I'll cough up these stinky white balls that I believe are called tonsilloliths. some days it seems slightly worse than others, but every day for over a year now I've suffered with this. My question is how to go about handling this. I feel as though it might be I have an allergy to lactose, but I fear the thought of giving up all milk products. What should I do? Should I give up milk to see if thats the cause of my problems? How long must I give it up to know whether its the cause? What if it is the cause? Is there some sort of way I can better handle milk products if they are causing this problem? Thank you to anyone who can share their advice on this matter.

 
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Cool Re: How long should I abstain from milk?

You're an adult, milk's very discretionary past age two (aggressive "got milk?" dairy ads notwithstanding, or the impact of the dairy industry on achieving 'product placement' in both of our national "food pyramids").

I'd estimate you should see most of the impact within a full two months of dropping all liquid dairy (including stuff like yogurt), the delay may be due imo to the allergens having saturated your body fats. Cheese has far less of an impact on mucous production but if we're talking more than a few ounces a week, I suppose even cheese could aggravate an overproduction of mucuous if you're predisposed in that direction.

Other suspects to consider would be dust/pollen allergies and excessive sugar(s) consumption.

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Old 09-17-2013, 07:33 PM   #3
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Re: How long should I abstain from milk?

Yeah, I hate to say it, but I really don't wanna give up milk, simply because its in damn near everything these days. Don't know what else I can do though...

 
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