Cough candy?

Cough after consuming ice cream or other cold desserts is usually not surprising – serving Popsicle, especially eaten on a hot day can lead to pharyngitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane of the pharynx). Sore throat, pain when swallowing and dry cough are common symptoms of this pathological condition.

However, cough may occur and in that case, if you haven't touched ice cream, but ate at one time a lot of sweets or cream cakes, especially if taking a large dose of confectionery products was not accompanied by drinking enough fluids. The fact that sweets can irritate the mucosa of the pharynx – this is a nasty dry cough, which occurs if you drink a lot of warm savory liquid. Especially observed such a phenomenon in the use of sweets containing acid, for example, candies and jellies additives citric acid.

Another, more serious cause of the cough after eating sweets – gastro-oesophageal reflux esophageal. In this case, the contents of the stomach coming back up into the esophagus, causing bouts of compulsive cough. A lot of sweets can cause a worsening of the disease, manifested by increased cough, heartburn, acid regurgitation.


Often the cough that occurs when excessive consumption of sweets, think the allergic. Truth this statement is. Although food Allergy is most often manifested by skin rash, rhinitis, dry or wet cough, watery eyes can begin after eating allergen-containing products. Most often it is chocolate, sweets or pastries with nuts, honey or artificial dyes and flavors in the composition. Allergies can cause harmless and dried fruits, if unscrupulous manufacturers to better safety, treat them harmful to human body substances.

Allergic cough starts due to the swelling of the mucous membrane and irritation in the receptors. In the throes of barking cough may indicate increasing laryngeal edema and requires immediate treatment to the doctor and take antihistamines without medical aid the patient can suffocate.

While moderate drinking is "dangerous" product may not lead to unpleasant symptoms, but a large amount of allergen, at the same time trapped in the body that can cause signs of an allergic reaction.