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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lip swelling: These symptoms would be uncommon as a side effectof the capsacins (that make foods "hot"). Capsacins cause burning but not typically swelling. The pos ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Ostro
49 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy or neither.: Spicy foods usually don't cause lip swelling. Food allergies can cause lip swelling, but usually with itchy lips, mouth, throat and other allergy symp ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
14 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Food allergies: What is his symptoms? Make sure it is not food intolerance especially spicy food which often causes stomach upset or worsening or his reflux symptoms. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Genetics and ... ?: We don't know what causes food allergies but people with food allergies often come from families where allergies of any sort are more common. Spice o ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: You did not mention whether you have flushing or not. However, if the 30 lb weight loss is unintentional, you need to see a doctor ASAP. Your thyroi ... Read More
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A 12-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Vasomotor rhinitis: You may have a sensitivity to the spice in the food, it is called vasomotor rhinitis. There are antihistamine nasal sprays that can be prescribed to a ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Tongue papillae?: Everyone has a row of 7-12 large (2-3 mm) papillae across the back of the tongue, called circumvallate papillae, perhaps what you have noticed. Google ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Diabetes : Not sure if all related (esp the spicy food part), but could be diabetes. Diabetes can cause lumps, but not generally painful.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
42 years experience Pediatrics
Food Allergy: Several ways to find out food allergy. #1.In pediatricians office- childhood allergy panel (blood test) can be ordered, not 100% accurate, it tests 1 ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Reaction to a food.: People can become allergic to many substances including certain foods. Some foods are more likely, such as milk, egg, wheat, soybean, shellfish, pean ... Read More
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