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are spicy food bad for eyes
A 41-year-old member asked:
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Not reallhy: Spicy foods can trigger rosacea affecting the eyes. They have been reported to cause bags under eyes, but this is not been proven scientifically. So ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Harmless: The reasons your eyes may tear when eating spicy foods is that the seventh cranial nerve which is important in the regulation of reflex tear function, ... Read More
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Spicy: Spicy foods add variety to life and the palate. Tearing results from stimulation of acetylcholine release by chemicals in the food. Tearing is not h ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Not sure but...: It could be the glutamine. An important amino acid. In Chinese cooking they frequently add MSG (Monosodium glutamate) as a flavor enhancer. There is a ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Dry eye and more: This may represent a combination of conditions such as dry eye, blepharitis / rosacea, and allergic conjunctivitis. Tearing in response to air movemen ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
See md: Please go see a doctor if you have not improved. You may need additional testing or medication.
A 44-year-old member asked:
26 years experience Gastroenterology
No: The spicy nature of the food can make your nose run and eyes water but doesn't hurt either. Over time some desensitization can occur.
A 31-year-old female asked:
33 years experience General Surgery
Not an ulcer: It would be unlikely to be an ulcer since this is easily seen by endoscopy ("camera"). There are many different possible explanations including gallb ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
57 years experience Pediatrics
Spicy foods: Depends on the age.. Spicy foods are usually not recommended before a year of age. Spice in moderation may in fact increase your child's appetite.
A 38-year-old member asked:
48 years experience Pathology
May be: Geographic areas where people routinely consume hot spicy food have higher incidence to esophageal cancers. It may also make symptoms of menopause or ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Irritant: As it can lead to gastrointestinal upset, worsen gastroesophageal reflux(GERD) and lead to diarrhea.
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