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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Is eating yogurt ice cream ok to eat when you have upper respiratory cough.

Is eating yogurt ice cream ok to eat when you have upper respiratory cough.

Yes: Unless you have reaction to temperatures like cold or the ingredients of the yogurt ice cream, that should be ok. ...Read more

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Why does eating ice cream make me cough?

Why does eating ice cream make me cough?

Cold induced cough?: It is reported that breathing cold air without adequate temperature equilibration can lead to coughing (respiratory autonomic response). I suppose that ice cream might have a similar effect. (i don't know this for a fact, it just seems to make physiologic sense). ...Read more

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Would eating ice cream help if you have a cough?

Would eating ice cream help if you have a cough?

No: Eating ice cream probably has little impact on a cough, however, it may sooth a sore throat, especially butterscotch ice cream. ...Read more

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Would something really cold like ice cream be good for an irritated/inflamed throat due to cough?

Would something really cold like ice cream be good for an irritated/inflamed throat due to cough?

Sore throat: Hello. Cold temperatures may help soothe an irritated throat from a cough. Analgesics such as Motrin or tylenolmay also be of benefit. Give it a try. ...Read more

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Is is bad idea to eat ice cream when he has phlegm when coughing while he is recovering from bronchitis?

Not really: Eating ice cream may make him feel better. Coughing is normal when recovering from bronchitis. Unless he is choking on liquids, i think it should be okay. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat ice cream with productive coughing?

Cough: You can eat whatever you want with a productive cough. There are certain people who have dairy intolerance that results in allergy type symptoms so just be aware. ...Read more

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What can I take to stop gas when i eat ice cream?

What can I take to stop gas when i eat ice cream?

Lactaid: You are lactose intolerant so either try taking a lactaid supplement (otc) with the ice cream or find a lactose free ice cream treat. ...Read more

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Can i eat ice cream if iam a celiac patient?

Can i eat ice cream if iam a celiac patient?

Yes: Celiac disease is an inability to tolerate gluten which is found in wheat, barley, and rye. Not dairy ...Read more

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Could you explain why does my teeth hurt when i eat ice cream , chocolates and anything complete cold and too hot?

Could you explain why does my teeth hurt when i eat ice cream , chocolates and anything complete cold and too hot?

Sensitive teeth: Anything extremely hot or icy cold will cause a living tooth to experience some discomfort. Once the tooth gets back to body temperature, the pain should be gone. A lingering ache to anything super sweet or extreme temps, could be decay or a diseased pulp. Check with your dentist and get an x-ray of the teeth that are reacting this way. ...Read more

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