Consume Sweet Tea When Coughing?
morning, I want to ask, can I drink sweet tea when I cough? will the cough worsen?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Basically there is no absolute prohibition for a coughing person to consume sweet tea, or anything that tastes sweet. Coughing is the body's natural mechanism that aims to clear the respiratory tract from anything that doesn't belong there. For example, small foreign objects such as dust, food scraps, buttons, cigarette smoke deposits, and mucus produced by bacteria and viruses.
So that there will be no direct relationship between sugary foods or drinks that enter the digestive tract, to coughing which occurs due to disorders in the respiratory tract. Drinks that are too sweet can make your neck itchy, but this doesn't necessarily lead to a cough. Or in those who are allergic to something sweet, cough can occur. But that's because of allergies, and not because in general sugary foods and drinks cause allergies.
So the point is that it doesn't matter if you want to consume sweet tea, even to relieve coughs, it would be better if you consume warm tea, which is sweetened by mixing the tea with honey, of course, with sufficient levels. Drink lots of water, avoid cigarette smoke, and take regular breaks. If it still persists, consult a doctor for additional treatment. So, hopefully it answers your question.