Always Cough Every Consumption Of Sweet Foods?

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Hello I am Elsa Frida, 16 years old. I want to ask why every time I consume food / drinks that contain sugar (sweet) I always cough afterwards. And coughing for ± 30 minutes, do I feel that I am allergic to sweet foods / drinks? Does this greeting affect the complaints that I experience?

1 Answer:

Hi Elsa,

Thank you for asking

Consumption of foods or drinks containing artificial sweeteners are prone to trigger inflammation in the throat that makes sufferers cough. In addition to coughing, due to this inflammation, sufferers can also experience itching in the throat, phlegm, wheezing, hoarseness, and various other complaints. Usually, this complaint will improve in a short time. However, if the sufferer's immune system is not good enough, it could be complaints will heal longer.

Not only consumption of foods and beverages containing artificial sweeteners, coughing can also occur due to triggered by the following foods or drinks:

Cold food or drinks
Fried foods
Foods that contain lots of fat, coconut milk
Foods that contain lots of pulp, and so on

Actually it is not quite right if you call this condition as a drink or sweet food allergy. If this condition arises due to allergies, then you generally will also experience a variety of other allergic symptoms, such as itching, skin rashes, swelling, shortness of breath, nausea, and so on. If not, this condition is likely due to strep throat.

ARI is an extension of acute respiratory infections. This condition actually includes quite a lot of spermtrum disease, ranging from rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis (laryngitis), laryngitis, bronchitis, to pneumonia. Often, ARI that is handled well does not even happen continuously for years as you mentioned. If you really sneeze due to ARI, in addition to sneezing, you may also experience fever, headache, dizziness, weakness, muscle and joint pain, nausea, decreased appetite, cough, runny nose, and various other complaints.

More likely, the sneezing that you experience occurs due to allergic reactions, for example when you are exposed to dust mites, cold temperatures, pollen, animal hair, mold spores, or various other types of allergens. It could also, sneezing indicates nasal polyps, irritation of the airways (such as smoke), the entry of foreign objects into the nasal cavity, or various other causes.

Our advice, you check your complaints directly to the doctor or ENT specialist huh ... Through physical evaluation throughout, or assisted also with allergy tests, laboratory, rhinoscopy, x-rays, etc., doctors are usually able to determine what is the best treatment that needs to be done. In order for complaints to improve, the doctor will generally give you several types of drugs coupled with education on what are the exact steps you have to take so that the complaints don't come back again.

The following steps can be taken for a while:

Reduce consumption of foods and drinks that contain artificial sweeteners, as well as other foods and drinks that can also make coughing worse (as mentioned above)
Don't talk or shout too much
Use a mask to cover the nose and oral cavity
Get more rest
Eat healthy and nutritious foods, contain lots of vitamin C
Avoid using fans or air conditioners that are too cold
Exercise diligently
Drink more warm water
Diligent bathing and washing hands (take a bath with warm water so that coughing and sneezing decreases)
Don't smoke, stay away from the smoke too

Hope this helps ...

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