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Why Does Eating Chocolate Make Me Cough
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
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
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
Why?: It should be fine, assuming you have no allergy or intolerance to that food. ...Read more
Possibly: There may be things in the chocolate that caused the reaction. ...Read more
I keep getting a sore throat and a cough after I have sugary drinks or chocolate. What could this be?
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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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
Why do people cough while eating. Many time and occasionally, which cause embrassment to go out to eat with?
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
Spasm of vocal cords: Most likely it is simply spasms of the muscles that make up part of your vocal cords. ...Read more
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
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
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
I have lost my hunger. ..only little eating since +3 weeks also last 1 week I have smooth cough with mucus...now I have blood in mucus at morning?
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?
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