Can I have coffee if I have Streptococcus in my throat?

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When you have streptococcal pharyngitis, you can blame streptococcus. In addition to sore throats, these harmful bacteria can also cause nausea, chills, loss of appetite and headaches. When you get sick, you may wonder if you can continue the habit of drinking coffee once, twice or three times a day. The answer is yes, if your sore throat can tolerate warmth. However, when you have streptococcal infections, be sure to consult your doctor about your best food and drink.

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If you need caffeine repair and your throat feels like burning, you can relieve throat pain by drinking iced coffee. Because your throat may be swollen by streptococcal infections, cold temperatures help to constrict your swollen blood vessels. Other liquids you can tolerate include milkshakes, soups, tea and carbonated drinks. Drinking as much water as possible helps prevent dehydration, which can make you feel worse when you're sick. The side effects of caffeine < p > streptococcal pharyngitis are dry and itchy throat. If so, you may want to avoid foods and drinks that make your throat feel drier. Drinks containing caffeine, such as coffee, tea and soda, can dry your mouth. You can try drinking a small amount of coffee to see if your throat feels dry after drinking it. Because everyone's symptoms vary with streptococcal laryngitis, you may find that coffee does not dry your throat. In addition, caffeine increases your chances of dehydration because it is a natural diuretic. So you may want to limit your coffee intake to one or two cups. < p > < H3 > high temperature < / H3 > < p > because streptococcal laryngitis can cause fever, you may feel fever and sweating. When you have a fever, the high temperature of coffee makes you feel hotter. If you are taking antibiotics, your fever symptoms should improve in two to three days. When your fever subsides, you may find it more appropriate to drink coffee. Another option is to try lemon and/or honey tea if you think the coffee is too dry for sore throats. These teas have soothing properties and usually contain less caffeine than a cup of coffee. You can also gargle with warm saline to soothe your throat: mix 1 cup of water with 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Doing this several times a day can relieve a sore throat.

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