Ice Cream Chemical Link to Sinus Infections

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Posted by Esmerelda (Houston, TX) on 02/24/2007
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Ice Cream Theory: I believe your ice cream theory is correct. Last Wed, I ate a oreo ice cream at Dairy Queen, within 2 hours I felt weak..flu like symptoms. I had a throbbing head ache, fever, sore body (basically could not move). Which lasted about 24 hours. It is Friday and I feel a little better after taking OTC medicine. I am going to take apple vinegar. But where do I buy it?


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Posted by Michael (Merritt Island, FL) on 02/19/2007
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It's kinda like navigating a maze. Yes, I've found a connection between ice cream and currently still take milk with my coffee. Am finally making the break to Almond Milk. Likewise, I have found the yellow-brown mucous. ALthough I've been told yellow/ green is going to be infection more often. Also, find when I take most cold care products they often seem to start causing me lung funk. At first I thought your sinuses can drain to your lungs. I'm told that isn't possible, and when I take Robitussin it clogs my sinuses. Not sure what the deal is there. I have tried ACV in a shot glass but didn't do every day, and only once a day with water. No luck. Tried eating a raw onion. Nothing. I also did shots of lemon juice, cayenne, and honey. Nothing. Antibiotics actually got it to start going, but didn't get it gone... my current doc gave me a months worth of antibiotics and said if that doesn't work... CT scan. EEK. I'll up the dosage of ACV, and see if it helps. Thanks


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Posted by Katt (Arlington, VA) on 02/18/2007
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Well Boy did I come down with a doozy this year.It recently got cold and started to snow so I figured that was the reason until I came across your site.The connection between ice cream and sinus problems came up. And what do you know just the night before and a few nights before actually I had been eating ice cream,Which I never eat but my roommate brought it home. I went and got ACV. I boiled it and inhaled it. I was so stuffed up I didn't even noticed or could tell the fumes were strong.Well after about 5 min after the inhaling was complete...The only word I can use to describe this action is Hocked....I hocked up a good amount of phlegm through my throat.It was yellow and very thick .I can breath better but will still continue the treatment for the rest of the evening. Thanks for the tip.


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Posted by KM (Louisville, Kentucky) on 02/08/2007
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Oh my gosh! I am glad I came across this site. My husband thought I was crazy, but I get a sinus infection about two to three day's after eating ice cream at Dairy Queen. We have a dairy queen right by our house, and my husband eats their a lot, and doesn't seem to have any problems. For some reason I do, and I have stopped eating Dairy Queen and most ice creams because I was tired of getting sinus infections. Thank you for sharing this with the world. I don't get many sinus infections anymore because I don't eat ice cream.


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Posted by Kacey (Cburg, WI) on 01/24/2007
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OMG the ice cream REALLY was true. i ate ice cream a few says ago and now i have a wicked sinus infection!!! BTW Cloves help with sore throats! thanks i LOVE this site!!!


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Posted by Tara (Venice, CA) on 01/23/2007

As much as I don't believe in eating foods that are processed with additives and preservatives I don't really think it's what is causing peoples reactions to eating ice cream. If you ask any Chinese medicine practitioner they will tell you that ice cream is very cold in nature and dairy is considered damp in nature. When you put the two together it's causing a cold/damp condition in the body. An acupuncturist could probably explain this much better but I've know n for years that when I eat ice cream I'm taking a huge risk that I might get sick the next day.


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Posted by Tyler (Sherman Oaks, CA) on 01/13/2007
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I have been battling a sinus infection all week that is also accompanied by a sort of flu which has mostly receded. I found it interesting to note that, the day before i was taken ill i had indulged in a very sugary frozen yogurt, something i never usually eat. if i find a remedy(I'm allergic to antibiotics) ill let you know. thanks.


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Posted by Jennifer (Raleigh, NC) on 12/21/2006
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Ice Cream/Sinus Connection: I have been in utter pain for the past couple of days & after just reading the ice cream/sinus theory I recalled that Sunday evening before I had the headache I had a Frostee @ Wendy's. I don't eat them very often, as I don't like chocolate ice cream, but they have vanilla now. If I hadn't been so miserable, I would might think this theory is ridiculous, but it isn't. I eat lots of dairy, but never milk, just soy milk.. keep up the good work!


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Posted by Laura (Covington, LA) on 11/12/2006
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I wanted to tell you that I thought my family was having a mass attack of sinuses! I believe it started last weekend with the purchase of 1/2 gallon of Blue Belle ice cream We don't eat it all the time but maybe with the onset of fall it seems to have brought about a horrible round of infections for all of us! To make it worse, I bought a pint of Marsha Marsha Marshmallow by Ben & Jerry's on Monday, November 6. I ate a little bit but not much and put it in the freezer at work. On Tuesday, November 7, I ate the rest of it by late afternoon.

Now my son and I have been having chronic stuffiness for several weeks. The clogging was stuck behind my nose and would not budge and I got no relief from over the counter decongestants.

On Wednesday I started getting a headache which continued into the Thursday when I started getting a sore throat and even more stuffiness with no way to get it out. Saline spray wasn't working and still got no relief from any over the counter medications.

Friday I woke up with the worst feeling ever - I couldn't even move or function. I was literally glued to the bed with flu-like symptoms, a raging sore throat with no was to get rid of the mucous clogged up in the back of my nose. It was horrible.By Saturday I had to go to the doctor for a shot of cortisone, a prescription for antibiotics and a prescription decongestant.

So now today, Sunday, I have to take my daughter in because her throat is sore, her ear hurts and she is stuffy too. Poor thing! I was reading online about natural remedies for sinusitis and stumbled on the ice cream connection.

It totally makes sense! I will be more valiant in avoiding ice cream and switch to italian ice or some other milk-free product. Tofutti makes great soy products (and I now drink only soy milk which I think is the next step for my kids.) It seems we need to get back to more natural products and stay away from processed foods. I'm definitely putting apple cider vinegar on my shopping list today to give it a try.

Replied by Dkay
(San Diego, Ca)
03/08/2010

Please!!! Do NOT start your children on soy products! You will be trading one problem for another one. As one who suffers from hypothyroidism, soy products deplete thyroid hormones. Many children who were given soy based infant formulas as babies started suffering from hypothyroidism by the time they were about 12 years old. Do NOT do this to your children. Almond or rice milk is better and tastes pretty good--but watch the sugar content--some have no sugar added.


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Posted by Marian (Central Lk) on 09/10/2006

Concerning sinus infections and their relationship to ice cream, I would like to comment on the pasteurization of milk and its products there of. The pasteurization of milk kills the enzymes that enables the body to process and assimilates its benefits. When products of pasteurized milk are consumed, it basically sits rotting in the small intestine, which resides in the same meridian as the sinuses, thus, causing inflammation and quite often sinus infection. Raw milk products from cows raised in mineral rich pastures, fed only grasses and no grain, produce a milk highly beneficial and easily assimilated by our human bodies. It is loaded with fat soluble vitamins, A , D, and E, minerals and enzymes. So don't knock out ice cream all together, it can still be enjoyed by making your own with fresh raw milk.


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Posted by David (Terry, Mississippi) on 08/29/2006

There is a definite link between milk and sinus/throat infection. For years I have been pestered with 'quinsy' or infection, swelling, nausea, congestion of back of the sinuses, which spreads up and down and sometimes into chest. Anyway, twice a year (in sync with the AC/heat turning on and drying out the air) I would wake up with my nose passages bone dry right to the back of my skull. Then the mucus built up in the back up of my nose and things swelled up, got nauseous, and generally nasty. After my last case I realized that it had come directly after a warm milk craze in which I would drink a big cup of warm milk with honey every night for several days. This was no ordinary milk either, this was all natural organic milk (but pasteurized). I gave up milk and no problems since. Pasteurized milk links directly to your sinuses.


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Posted by Maria (San Antonio, TX) on 07/16/2006

I really like spicy chili and herbs for clearing the sinuses. However, dairy is not the problem. Homogenized, pasteurized dairy is. It is too bad that raw milk, butter, and cheese are not allowed in most states.


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Posted by CASIE (BOURBONNAIS IL) on 06/16/2006
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AFTER THREE STRAIGHT WEEKS OF THE WORST SINUS ISSUES I HAD EVER HAD TO DEAL WITH, I FINALLY REALIZED THAT DAIRY WAS THE CAUSE OF ALL MY PAIN. NOT JUST ICE CREAM BUT ALL DAIRY PRODUCTS CAUSE MINE. I HAD PIZZA FOR DINNER LAST NIGHT AND WAS UP ALL NIGHT WITH A SWOLLEN THROAT, COUGHING, AND BLOWING MY NOSE. I HOPE THIS HELPS SAVE PEOPLE THE PAIN OF FINDING OUT ON THEIR OWN. GIVE THE COW PRODUCTS UP!


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Posted by Armin (Milwaukee, WI) on 06/15/2006
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A week ago Monday I had a large Frosty at Wendys, by Wednesday pm I felt like I had the flu and a day or two later my head was pounding and I invested in tissue stocks. I'm trying Advil and Nyquil, no luck.


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Posted by Elayne (Johannesburg South Africa) on 06/13/2006
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I normally do not suffer from Sinusitis or eat ice cream, but since I gave up smoking 4 years ago, I love eating the stuff and cannot believe how ill I have been. Sinusitis is one of my problems. I will definitely stop eating the stuff till I can prove otherwise.



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