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Does drinking milk exacerbate cold symptoms?

Asked by KhiaKarma (4328points) February 13th, 2010

It seems the only thing I have an appetite for is chocolate milk and tomato soup with this cold….

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DrC's avatar

Milk is thought to increase phlegm production, so for some, it might worsen what comes out of your sinuses. I wouldn’t worry about it though.

tragiclikebowie's avatar

What @DrC said. It’s only an issue if you have chest/sinus congestion.

john65pennington's avatar

Chocolate milk and tomato soup are okay to have with a cold. the milk will cause phlegm on the back of your throat and will make you cough. i would take some antacids to combat the tomato soup and its acid. be sure to take a multivitamin each day and extra vitamin C. your cold will eventually wear itself out.

philosopher's avatar

I have always heard milk products increase phlegm.

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