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Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

Milk and mucus

12/28/2009

Question:

Whenever I drink milk, I end up producing and spitting large amounts of mucous. What is it in milk that makes me elicit this reaction?

Answer:

Milk leaves a little film that can be interpreted as a build up of mucus, but there is no statistical evidence that milk products do in fact cause more mucus.

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Response by:

Allen M Seiden, MD Allen M Seiden, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology, Director of Division of Rhinology and Sinus Disorders, Director of University Taste and Smell Center, Director of University Sinus and Allergy
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati