Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
192 Doctors are Online

Is unboiled milk consumption safe? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 04-Oct-2014
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: General Health
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 2408 Questions
User:good morning doctor
Doctor:Hi
Doctor:Good morning
User:i have a query
Doctor:ok
Doctor:please go ahead
User:can v drink a milk without boiling it?
Doctor:Yes, but not advisable
User:is it harmful?
Doctor:Fresh milk can cause Anthrax
User:oh
Doctor:and Brucellosis
User:i drunk 3 times
User:sorry 5 times
Doctor:Anthrax has vanished from earth because of routine boiling practices
Doctor:was the milk packaged milk
User:yes
Doctor:then it will not cause any problem
User:oh
Doctor:the packaged milk is pasturised
Doctor:and that kills most bacteria
User:so shall i continue drinking without boiled milk ?
Doctor:No
Doctor:You should still boil the milk to make sure the spores are also killed
User:ok
User:really now only i came to know in milk also many diseases are there?
Doctor:Pasteurization does not kill all the bacterial spores, that is why it is necessary to boil the milk
User:oh
Doctor:They are rare, but why do you want to take the risk
User:you have a point
Doctor:You can cool the milk after boiling
User:absolutely right
User:is it necesary to cool the milk
Doctor:no
Doctor:I said you can cool the milk if you don't like drinking hot milk
User:ok
User:i like to drink cool milk only
Doctor:But boiling is a good practice, and it will keep the milk fresh for longer time as well
User:but in pg freez is not thr
Doctor:in that case, you can just boil the milk, and then let it cool
Doctor:you can drink once it is cold
User:can v smoke twice in a day?
User:is it really harmful?
Doctor:smoking is not good for health
User:i know that but i smoke once or twice in a day
Doctor:even one cigarette can increase the risk of high blood pressure
Doctor:and cancers
User:oh
User:you have any idea how to give up
Doctor:You can give up by making a firm decision and sticking to that
Doctor:You first have to make up your mind
Doctor:you can eat a chocolate or you can chew a chewing gum when you normally smoke
Doctor:that should reduce your craving
Doctor:and with just 2 cigarettes per day it is very easy to do that
User:oh
User:what about beer?
Doctor:beer in small amounts is acceptable
Doctor:but again, alcohol also causes damage to nerves in the brain
Doctor:the more you drink, more the damage will be
User:ok
Doctor:if you drink too much, then it will also damage the heart, liver
Doctor:anything else you want to ask?
User:yes
Doctor:ok proceed
User:how to keep good health?
Doctor:by regular exercise, good diet
Doctor:stress free life
Doctor:avoiding conflicts with other people
Doctor:being active
User:going to gym is good?
Doctor:and by not smoking or drinking
Doctor:Yes
Doctor:you can either go to gym or you can exercise in a park
Doctor:anything else?
User:yes
Doctor:ok go ahead
User:wine can give glow to our face?
Doctor:not really
Doctor:that is a myth
Doctor:and is a subjective thing
User:oh
Doctor:anything else?
User:is drinking milk really good for health?
Doctor:In moderate quantities, yes
User:cud u tel me how much shal v drink in a day?
Doctor:You need around 200 ml to 500 ml of milk per day, including the milk in tea and coffe etc
User:ok
User:what about banana?
User:how many we shud eat?
Doctor:That depends on what else you eat during the day
Doctor:one or two bananas in a day is not a problem
User:my diet is not gud
User:cause i take outside food everyday
User:so i eat 10bananas
Doctor:in that case cook food for yourself
User:in 2 days
Doctor:10 bananas are not healthy
User:i stay in pg na
Doctor:that will give you too many simple carbohydrates
Doctor:If you wish to discuss about diet, please get in touch with our dietitians
Doctor:they will help you with exercise and diet related issues
User:no issue even ur very good
Doctor:You can send a mail to YYYY@YYYY
User:regardiing what?
Doctor:or you can request the service from your dashboard
Doctor:regarding a dietitian's advice on diet
User:im in office now and free so i thought to take advice from you
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:I hope I have answered your questions
Doctor:I have other things to do as well
User:anythng else u from ur side want to suggest me as a frnd?
Doctor:so if you don't have any more questions, you can end the chat
User:sorry if i disturbed
Doctor:My advice is, talk to a dietitian
User:if u people r really busy
User:so this is my last chat to you and your healthcare
User:bye
Doctor:You can always use the chat service, we do not discourage it
Doctor:but dragging it for too long when the matter is not very urgent is not an ideal thing to do
Doctor:Thank you for using the service
Doctor:have a good day
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor