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Bad cough after eating chocolate?

Bad cough after eating chocolate?

Various reasons: There a a few different reasons for the cough after eating chocolate. If you tend to have alot of mucus in the back of your throat from allergy or infection then the chocolate can thicken the mucus and trigger a cough. Occasionally patients who are allergic to dairy will have an allergic reaction to milk chocolate. If the symptom continues it may be time to see and allergist. ...Read more

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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My 8 n 7yrs old kids is always getting fever n cough thick mucus after eating choco icecream chococake and all stuff of chocolate. Always? Wat is it?

My 8 n 7yrs old kids is always getting fever n cough thick mucus after eating choco icecream chococake and all stuff of chocolate. Always? Wat is it?

Sounds like allergy: Chocolate is one of several foods that often cause allergic reactions. Avoid it and if there are no other problems they should be fine. If this is not the only sensitivity, the kids will need to be tested and either avoid those things too or receive treatment. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I eat chocolate when I have a cough?

Can I eat chocolate when I have a cough?

You can: The issue is why are you coughing? See the doctor to find the etiology of the cough. You can eat chocolate don't. Choke ...Read more

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How true that dark chocolate can cure cough?

How true that dark chocolate can cure cough?

?: Not sure of that. I've never heard of that and I can't find any studies showing or even suggesting that. ...Read more

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Help please! Could chocolate make you cough?

Help please! Could chocolate make you cough?

Possible: Chocolate can make a person cough if they have any kind of allergies or reactions to the chocolate. Also, if chocolate causes reflux disorder, then that may also manifest as a cough. ...Read more

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Cough and sneeze really bad when I eat chocolate am I allergic?

Cough and sneeze really bad when I eat chocolate am I allergic?

Allergic reaction: Very likely and unfortunately. Have you tried taking over-the-counter antihistamines to reduce your symptoms? You may need to see an allergist for confirmatory testing and desensitization treatment, if you can't resist having chocolate in your life. ...Read more

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I keep getting a sore throat and a cough after I have sugary drinks or chocolate. What could this be?

I keep getting a sore throat and a cough after I have sugary drinks or chocolate. What could this be?

Interesting: It may be some allergy to those. Try to stop sweet drinks and chocolate for few weeks, if cough and sore throat stops completely, then it proves you are allergic to these foods. ...Read more

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Had almond chocolate on 2/13/13, dry cough, itchy throat, lips&tongue, lot of mucus in my throat. Still coughing and mucus. I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 1wk after ok?

Had almond chocolate on 2/13/13, dry cough, itchy throat, lips&tongue, lot of mucus in my throat. Still coughing and mucus. I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 1wk after ok?

Not related: If your symptoms occured immediately after ingesting the almond chocolate, it may be an allergy. One week later, your symptoms are not related to it. You may have environmental allergies. See an allergist and get tested to determine your triggers. ...Read more

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My young son got a really chesty cough and isn't eating at all?

Cough: If your son has chesty cough and fever, you might want check with your doctor about possiblity of pneumonia. If it only cough and there is history of Asthma, albuterol inhaler might help. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my little boys got a really chesty cough and isn't eating at all?

What do you suggest if my little boys got a really chesty cough and isn't eating at all?

Get evaluated: Deep cough in children can be caused by a variety of conditions, so physical exam will like be required to determine the cause and treatment. If he is asthmatic, albuterol should be used according to your asthma plan. If over two years old, Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM is approved. Decreased appetite with respiratory illness in children is common. ...Read more

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Why do people cough while eating. Many time and occasionally, which cause embrassment to go out to eat with?

Why do people cough while eating. Many time and occasionally, which cause embrassment to go out to eat with?

GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease can certainly cause coughing while eating. Hiatal hernia can cause similar symptoms, as can various other gastric or esophageal diseases. You should see your doc for an evaluation and possible referral to a GI specialist. ...Read more

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My dad chokes and cough while eating?

My dad chokes and cough while eating?

Irritation: If the choking and coughing is a chronic event occurring every time your father eats, he needs to be evaluated by his md who may refer him to an ENT or gastroenterologist if indicated. ...Read more

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Why do I cough when eating and breathing?

Why do I cough when eating and breathing?

Get evaluated: Coughing during eating can be caused by reflux disease, dysphagia or problems with motility of the esophagus, or simply from eating too fast. A recnt cold or illness can affect these. If symptoms have been present for more than a couple of weeks it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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How come I cough after eating/drinking cold things?

How come I cough after eating/drinking cold things?

Spasm of vocal cords: Most likely it is simply spasms of the muscles that make up part of your vocal cords. ...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?

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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My dad says eating hot and non veg food relieves us from cough and cold. Is that true?

Umm. Not clear?: Eating won't hurt your cough or cold. Certain foods can be useful for helping with symptoms. Sounds more like your dad wants you to get better and wants you to stay strong and healthy by eating when you aren't feeling well. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My 6 month old had a nasty raspy cough but is fine otherwise still drinking and eating.?

My 6 month old had a nasty raspy cough but is fine otherwise still drinking and eating.?

Continue to watch: If your baby is acting fine and has no fever and no distress with the cough, I would continu to monitor. Keep away from irritants (smoke, extremes of temperature, strong odors, etc.) monitor for breathing to fast, using extra muscles to help breath, poor feeding, fever. If these occur, then needs to see doctor. Use a humidifier but keep it clean to as not to spew more germs or irritants. ...Read more

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My friend hasn't been eating for 3 days and she pukes out stuff and has a really bad cough. This seems to always happen to her. Should she check it?

My friend hasn't been eating for 3 days and she pukes out stuff and has a really bad cough. This seems to always happen to her. Should she check it?

Emesis: Yes. Your friend should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible to avoid dehydration and possibly begin medical treatment of underlying condition. ...Read more

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Light cough after eating sometimes, what could be the cause?

Light cough after eating sometimes, what could be the cause?

Could be aspiration: Eating and breathing are quite close to each other. Coughing with eating may mean swallowing small chunks of food in the windpipe thereby provoking cough. ...Read more

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I cough and projectile vomit food, I've just finished eating. What is going on?

I cough and projectile vomit food, I've just finished eating. What is going on?

See GI: Likely esophageal issue--could be diverticulum, achalasia, hiatal hernia, web/ring, bronch-fistula, etc. Need good history/exam, and likely imaging w/either a swallow procedure or endoscopy. Contact a gastroenterologist soon. ...Read more

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Is eating too many cough drops bad for my throat?

Is eating too many cough drops bad for my throat?

Maybe: Why are you eating "too many cough drops"?
Most are full of sugar, not so bad for your throat but not good for your overall health. ...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