Ice Cream Chemical Link to Sinus Infections

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Posted by Tom (Memphis) on 05/28/2006
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I read your article on ice cream being the cause of sinus infection. I have a severe case right now and just as you stated 48 hours ago I had some ice cream, which I normally don't eat. Thanks for the info.


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Posted by Sherry (Kalispell, MT) on 06/10/2006
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I was looking for an at-home remedy and seen that ice cream is linked to sinus infections. Believe it or not I had eaten ice cream at Dairy Queen and went home, hours later I felt like I was coming down with something. It started just with a running nose. While sleeping off and on the symptoms worsened. It's the next morning were I have a sinus infection. It hit hard and fast, with no warning. No cold, not anything. I believe that the ice cream sent me into overdrive.


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Posted by Paul (Minooka, IL) on 06/11/2006
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I couldn't believe what i was reading. i had flu like symptoms, took my temperature and everything and two days later i had a full blown sinus infection. the ice cream that i ate was Breyers ice cream. unfortunately i didn't find your web site in time for a home cure. i got a prescript for an antibiotic today. ten days was long enough with the sinus and headaches.


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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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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 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 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 Steve (WY) on 02/10/2006
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I just started taking Airborne effervescent as a cold preventative yesterday. Had no congestion before I took the first one, but within an hour, I was congested! One of the ingredients - yep, sorbitol. I took it once more and then stopped and the congestion went away after about 6 hours. I bet that's the ingredient causing the infections. Suppose some people are sensitive to it.


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Posted by Pete (Sacramento, CA) on 05/30/2006
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Wanted to correct an earlier posting by an individual claiming that Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream contains sorbitol. Only the sugar-free varieties contain sorbitol, not the regular stuff.


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Posted by Donna (USA) on 01/11/2006
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I've read that Baskin Robbins Ice Cream is loaded with sorbitol, which is a killer for me. Maybe that's what's behind all the headaches with that brand. Anything with "ol" on the end or "modified food starch" is also a sugar alcohol, same as sorbitol. I say stay away from all that stuff "tweaked"


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Posted by John (Victoria) on 02/04/2006
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Many bacteria thrive in a temperature just under our normal body temperature. That is why we get most of our respiratory infections occurring in the winter; the colder air cools the sinus passages. It is also why summer colds are so hard to get rid of, they're heat resistant. Eating ice cream could have the same effect. Some interesting studies are being done on introducing "good" bacteria (bacteria that aid us in fighting off bad bacteria) back into our sinus passages after modern medicine indiscriminately killed off all bacteria in there attempt to "cure us". Stay away from ice cream especially in cold weather, and wear a mask over your face so you retain more of your body's heat when breathing when you go out in the cold.


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Posted by Laura (NYC) on 04/15/2006
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Sugar in Ice Cream depresses the immune system, the infection fighting white blood cells. Milk also causes a mucous build. I always got a sinus infection after this combo!


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Posted by Linda (Tucson) on 04/24/2006
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I've had chronic sinus problems my entire life. I stopped eating ice cream in 1997. (It's now 2006) So, there obviously are other causes of sinus problems besides ice cream. I also stopped all dairy for a long period of time to no avail. I think antibiotics are the cause of many sinus problems, ensuing candida/yeast infections. Ice cream does constrict the blood vessels to the sinus area, so it may simply be that regarding ice cream sinus problems.


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Posted by Catrenia (Kentucky) on 05/23/2006
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I think there is a true link between dairy products and sinus infections. If I consume dairy products, I get congested for nearly 3 days. If my daughter (who is 4) consumes dairy then about 2 days later she does develop a sinus infection. We now use Rice cheese, rice milk, and soy or rice ice cream in place of dairy products.


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Posted by Lee (Philadelphia) on 05/27/2006
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i just wanted to comment on the ice cream issue. it definitely causes sinus infections. i have suffered for years with my sinuses. as much as i love it i have vowed never to take another spoonful of the stuff. i can be ok and somewhat clear outside of my allergies and the moment i get weak and eat that vanilla i develop so much mucus as a result that i can hardly breath. take my advice don't touch it.



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