I have always been told that when having a fever I shouldn't drink milk or consume dairy products as they would increase my temperature. Is this true?

  • I suspect this is more to do with the body's difficulty in digesting milk when ill, and not that it will add degrees to the body temperature – JoseK Sep 5 '11 at 10:48

No, it's not true. They won't increase your temperature. But for some people, it can cause extra mucus to be formed which can complicate your illness. Source.

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