There is no clear evidence to suggest that drinking milk can either worsen or improve bronchitis symptoms. However, some people with bronchitis may experience an increase in mucus production, and in some cases, dairy products such as milk may contribute to increased mucus production or phlegm.
If you have bronchitis, it is essential to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, such as water, herbal tea, or broth. Warm liquids may help to soothe the throat and loosen mucus, making it easier to cough up.
If you are unsure whether drinking milk will worsen your bronchitis symptoms, you should consult with your healthcare provider for advice tailored to your individual needs. Your healthcare provider may recommend avoiding dairy products for a period to see if your symptoms improve.