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Worst, best foods to eat when sick

Published 10:55 AM ET, Tue March 31, 2015
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Have a headache? Don't grab a hot dog for lunch. It will only trigger more pain in your head. Click through our gallery to see more of the best and worst foods for your ailments. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
Bad news: In addition to triggering headaches, chocolate can also cause itching. Shutterstock
Broccoli may be good for you, but it can cause gas and bloating. On the bright side, if you're constipated, it can stimulate digestion. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
This could put a damper on happy hour. Alcohol is known to aggravate diarrhea, cause dehydration and even make your nose run. Dan Mullan/Getty Images
While vitamin C is good for you, acidic juices from raw fruits, like orange juice, can actually irritate your sore throat. Shutterstock
Feeling nauseous? Don't grab a soda. It might actually make you feel worse. JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images
If you're feeling itchy, milk may be to blame. Dairy products like milk can also worsen congestion and constipation. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Berries can ease congestion, but if you have an allergy, they might cause you to feel itchy. Courtesy Index Awards
Spicy foods can make nausea worse, get your nose running and aggravate a cold or sinus infection. Scott Olson/Getty Images