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Bad cough after eating chocolate?

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Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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