Foods That Make Congestion Worse

January 11, 2019  |  
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Cheese

Since whole milk is off the table, you guessed it—so is cheese. You may get away with low-fat options but it’s best to just avoid dairy entirely while you’re congested. Skim and low-fat dairy may not cause congestion if you don’t have any, but it can aggravate pre-existing congestion.

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