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I would like to get a second opinion in regard to my earlier question. My question is when a five year old child has a cold is it okay to give them a cold drink, or is a cold drink bad for them when they are sick? The alternative would be to slightly warm what they are drinking or at least take the chill off it.
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Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** . I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

The sugar content in the cold drink can aggravate the viral infection and inflammation . I would suggest you to avoid the cold drink even if it is served warm.

However , giving a very small amount like 50 ml to the child of 5 will not do much harm. Avoid giving more than 100 ml .

Please note that the answer provided is for information purpose only and does not substitute a Doctor - Patient Consultation in Clinic

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago

How about having them drink cold milk verses warm milk, is there any harm giving the child cold milk if they want to drink it cold?

Pediatrician: Pediatric2000, Board Certified Pediatrician replied 1 year ago

Cold milk will trigger more vasoconstriction and hence trigger more congestion in the throat and cause more compensatory cold .

Do you Agree with what I have mentioned?

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