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Is unboiled milk consumption safe? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 04-Oct-2014
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User:good morning doctor
Doctor:Good morning
User:i have a query
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
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
Doctor:then it will not cause any problem
Doctor:the packaged milk is pasturised
Doctor:and that kills most bacteria
User:so shall i continue drinking without boiled milk ?
Doctor:You should still boil the milk to make sure the spores are also killed
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
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:I said you can cool the milk if you don't like drinking hot milk
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: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: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
Doctor:if you drink too much, then it will also damage the heart, liver
Doctor:anything else you want to ask?
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:you can either go to gym or you can exercise in a park
Doctor:anything else?
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
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: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: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
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
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