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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Is it ok to eat dairy free vegan ice cream when I have bronchitis? Will it make my cough worse?

Is it ok to eat dairy free vegan ice cream when I have bronchitis? Will it make my cough worse?

? Allergy: If you are allergic to dairy products and if this is dairy free, it should be OK. Test with a small amount and with others present, if you become unwell. All the best. ...Read more

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Why does ice cream make me cough?

Why does ice cream make me cough?

Temp / allergy?: May be due to the cold temperature, how rapidly you are eating the ice cream, of you may have a dairy allergy. Best to check with your family physician if this is ciontinuous. ...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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Why does eating ice cream make you cough?

Why does eating ice cream make you cough?

Coughing: Coughing is a reflex from irritation of the voice box or trachea//lungs. Maybe the cold of the ice cream is irritating your vocal cords. Feel better. ...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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Is it bad eating ice cream when I have the cough?

Is it bad eating ice cream when I have the cough?

No: There's no reason to avoid a food you like just because you're ill. However, it's a good idea not to overindulge in foods that aren't high in nutrition (albeit ice cream is a good source of calcium). As long as you're getting plenty of fiber, fluids, fruits ; veggies, nuts, olive oil along w/healthy protein, you should be fine. Mediterranean diet has most evidence demonstrating outcome benefit. ...Read more

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I always get a cough when eating ice cream or yogurt. What can this mean?

I always get a cough when eating ice cream or yogurt. What can this mean?

Evaluation: It could be that the ice cream irritated your throat or reflux causing you to cough. Sometimes coughing after food or ice cream is normal but it could also indicate other nervous or gastric issues so you may want to visit your doctor. ...Read more

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Need help when my mother eats cheese or ice-cream she gets a cough, is it allergic rhinitis?

Need help when my mother eats cheese or ice-cream she gets a cough, is it allergic rhinitis?

Bronchospasm? .....: The cough could be due to bronchospasm from an allergy to the foods mentioned. An allergy doctor may be needed to be certain of this diagnosis and for treatment. Avoid the foods that cause these symptoms until the diagnosis is made. If shortness of breath develops, seek emergent care in the er. ...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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I have really bad stomach chest head pain when eating ice cream. And start to cough so bad I gag. Having really bad stomach pain as I type the note???

I have really bad stomach chest head pain when eating ice cream. And start to cough so bad I gag. Having really bad stomach pain as I type the note???

See answer: Well listen to your body and avoid ice cream. There are so many tests that can be done. You can go to a gi doctor but if ice cream is the only irritating food avoid it. There are many possible reasons for the ice cream irritation but again you need either a complete examination or avoid the offending food ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat ice cream with productive coughing?

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

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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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Could I eat ice cream if I have gallstones?

Could I eat ice cream if I have gallstones?

Yes: If you only have gallstones without symptoms, you can eat whatever you like. If you get pain under your right rib cage with eating, you should avoid fatty meals. Non-fat ice cream should be fine. ...Read more

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What to do if I eat ice cream every day, how can I work it off?

What to do if I eat ice cream every day, how can I work it off?

Heavy exercise: If you are a lumberjack or a competitive long-distance runner, you'll have no difficulty. Generally, eat sensibly, and only what you're truly hungry for. Nothing (not even ice cream) tastes as good as being trim and feeling healthy feels. ...Read more

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I have gastritis, what food shall I avoid? Can I eat ice cream and french fries?

I have gastritis, what food shall I avoid? Can I eat ice cream and french fries?

Avoid greasy/fatty: I would take a break on the greasy/fatty foods for a few days while you are suffering from gastritis. Stay well hydrated and eat smaller meals more often throughout the day. Warm vegetable soup and other easier to digest foods tend to be better tolerated. Feel better. ...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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Have only eaten an orange and a few biscuts and a ton of tea and water today. Is it okay if I eat ice cream?

Icecream is fine unl: It depends on your weight. If you have a healthy weight, then by all means eat ice cream in moderation. But if you are trying to lose weight, then you need to avoid excess of sugars and fats...Abnd ice cream is loaded with both of these ingredients. But moderation is th ekey in eating what you like, provided you can then burn it of with daily exercise! ...Read more

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If I have the flu can I eat ice cream?

If I have the flu can I eat ice cream?

There isn't a: Rason that you can't. If you have flu
hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! In some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed w/n first couple of days of sx’s to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent it. ...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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I love eating ice cream but im allergic to peanut & soy. Can I eat ice cream?

I love eating ice cream but im allergic to peanut & soy. Can I eat ice cream?

Yes: Most ice cream doesn't have either peanuts or soy in it. Main ingredient is cows milk. Of course avoid peanut flavored ice cream. Always read labels before eating any foods you are not familiar with, and always have epinephrine available should you have an accidental ingestion. ...Read more

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My boyfriend isn't letting me eat ice cream because my throat hurts. Can I eat ice cream?

My boyfriend isn't letting me eat ice cream because my throat hurts. Can I eat ice cream?

Sure, feel free!: Your boyfriend is mistaken. Presumably you have a minor viral infection with pharyngitis. There are no foods that will harm you in any way. Eat whatever you want, unless it's too painful or otherwise bothers you. Cold ice cream might be one of the easiest for you. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I eat ice cream my teeth get sensitive?

What does it mean when I eat ice cream my teeth get sensitive?

Many possibilities: Cold sensitive teeth can be due to many causes. Tooth decay, fracture or cracks in the tooth, recession of the gums exposing the root surface, a leaking filling, hypersensitive nerves in the teeth from consistent trauma such as bruxism, to name a few. The best answer is to see your dentist and seek his professional opinion. Sometimes a topical Fluoride gel used over time is helpful. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why when I eat ice cream my teeth get sensitive?

Can you tell me why when I eat ice cream my teeth get sensitive?

Tooth sensitivity: Is due to the exposure of dentin, the part of the tooth which covers the nerve. The common causes are the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. Other factors, such as a cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, gum disease or a side effect of a dental procedure. The best way to find out why a teeth are sensitive is to have dental professional examine you and take x-rays. ...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?

Cold Sensitive Teeth: If eating ice cream make your teeth hurt, you are probably suffering from cold sensitive teeth. This is a problem that should be dealt with right away. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can I eat ice cream during the third trimester? Is there a concern about listeria?

Can I eat ice cream during the third trimester? Is there a concern about listeria?

Odd posting: In the US, ice cream from commercial vendors is pasteurized and provides no risk to a pregnant woman at any stage. If you are consuming home or farm made ice cream from raw milk (illegal in many areas) it would be risky at any stage of pregnancy, not just the last trimester. ...Read more

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Whenever I eat cereal my lips get extremely itchy, and recently when I eat ice cream they get itchy as well.?

Whenever I eat cereal my lips get extremely itchy, and recently when I eat ice cream they get itchy as well.?

Itchy lips: It may be a mild allergy or hypersensitivity to something. The common denominator between the two items you mention is the milk. However it can be difficult to know without eliminating something. To start, switch from cow's milk to soy milk or rice milk. If no change you should consult your health care provider or an allergist. ...Read more