Adam Frosh was the lead investigator on a recent randomised control trial (RCT) that was intended to answer the question: Does milk or dairy products worsen the production of mucus in people who have rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal lining, usually caused by allergy such as hayfever)?
The RCT was “blinded” so that the participants did not know at any point if they had dairy in their diets or not. And the findings were of great interest – there does appear to be an association with excess mucus production and milk/ dairy.
Mr Frosh is recommending further research, as this was the first study, and further studies are needed to confirm, but this is very interesting news.
For information on his paper and his presentation to the Triological Society, see here. For some press coverage, see here
Ear pain is pretty common all year round, and particularly at this time of the year. In the summer Mr Frosh advised a national newspaper on a range high street treatments. The article is here.
As always, if in doubt, or your condition worsens, speak to your pharmacist or doctor.
Whilst Autumn has arrived and winter is setting in, the Daily Mail’s Lucy Elkins asked Adam Frosh to advise readers on the decongestants that can help the symptoms. You can find the article here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3831209/Laid-low-cold-Expert-reveals-5-best-decongestants-local-pharmacy.html