Sinusitis - Do You Have Milk Allergies?Copyright 2005 Log Cabin Rustics As a nation, we have been raised with milk on our breakfast cereal, ice cream as a reward, sour cream on our potatoes, and milkshakes at the local fast food restaurant. Dairy products are in the majority of our recipes, served in our school lunch programs, and a part of American life.
Started to research this issue learned that that "At least 50% of all children in the United States are allergic to cow's milk, many undiagnosed. Dairy products are the leading cause of food allergy, often revealed by diarrhea, constipation, and fatigue. Many cases of asthma and sinus infections are reported to be relieved and even eliminated by cutting out dairy." Natural Health, July, 1994, Nathaniel Mead, MD We have written a humorous anecdote on Sinus Infections to make it's reading more enjoyable and interesting to you. This way you learn there is a funny side to Sinus Infections too!
- According to some authors about one-fifth of children with cow's milk allergy have central nervous system disorders.
- Bedwetting has been ascribed to milk allergy along with cystitis and the nephrotic syndrome.
- Failure to thrive and sudden infant death syndrome has been felt to be due to milk allergies.
- In adults the tension-fatigue syndrome may be due to milk allergy.
- It can also cause migraines, sleep difficulties and asthma.
- Israel Journal of Medical Sciences 1983;19( :806-809 Pediatrics 1989;84( :595-603
MY STORY When my daughter suffered from respiratory infections, ear infections and sinusitis, I did not know that what I fed her could be contributing to her problems. At nights she would wake up screaming that she couldn''t breathe. My husband and I would run into her room, grab her and take her into the bathroom. We would run the shower''s hot water till the bathroom became steamy. Soon she could breathe and would start to calm down. Sometimes that wouldn''t work and we would have to go to the emergency room where they would put her in an oxygen tent to relieve her gasps for air.
Frequent ProblemAllergists say the most common allergen is dairy products. Dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt, cottage and cream cheese, buttermilk, butter, sodium caseinate and lactate) are the cause of 60% of food allergens. There are also secondary chemicals that travel through the food chain in meat and milk such as chemicals, hormones, drugs and wheat, peanuts, etc. (http://web.mit.edu/kevles/www/nomilk.html) We were furnished with so many points to include while writing about Sinus Infections that we were actually lost as to which to use and which to discard!
Went to See the Physician, Who, After Looking At My Nose, Asked Me to Keep a Food DiaryI was annoyed. I thought I was a healthy eater and this was a waste of my time. However, as I wrote down what I ate. I found that every time I ate dairy products, my nose began to run. Like my daughter, I too had a milk allergy. It was at the spur of the moment that we ventured to write something about Sinus Infections. Such is the amount of matter that is available on Sinus Infections.
Swelling of the lips, tongue, chronic coughing, asthma, rhinitis, bronchitis, urinary bleeding, constipation, and recurrent pneumonia can be symptoms of milk allergies. Because of diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, gastrointestinal problems can occur. Ulcerative colitis has been shown to have acute exacerbations with the use of milk. "In reality, cow's milk, especially processed cow's milk, has been linked to a variety of health problems, including: mucous production, hemoglobin loss, childhood diabetes, heart disease, atherosclerosis, arthritis, kidney stones, mood swings, depression, irritability, ALLERGIES." Townsend Medical Letter, May, 1995, Julie Klotter, MD. The results of one reading this composition is a good understanding on the topic of Sinusitis. So do go ahead and read this to learn facts about sinusitis. .
Few years later, I began having regular bouts with sinusitis forums. Soon I was taking antibiotics on a regular basis. After awhile, they didn't work anymore and I had to take stronger antibiotics. When I complained to a coworker, she told me of a physician that made a huge difference in her life by working to see if she had any allergies. The physician had taken her off milk, and this made a huge impact on her sinus infections. Writing an article on Sinusitis mucus information for the sufferer priority while thinking of a topic to write on. This is because Sinusitis are interesting parts of our lives, and are needed by us.