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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Goldberg
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
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Dr. Theodore Wu
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:
Dr. Charles Gordon
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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chandler
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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
See md: Please go see a doctor if you have not improved. You may need additional testing or medication.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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:
Dr. Barry Rosen
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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
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:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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:
Dr. Stephen Southard
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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