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What is papaya enzyme good for

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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No idea: there is nothing that I can find in the literature that suggests any benefit, or any harm from using papaya enzyme after drinking wine. There is, in ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Breast feeding : With breast feeding you should avoid anything that can harm your baby particularly if you don't know the exact active & inactive ingredient in the... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes but why: There is no danger associated with eating fruit or taking a fruit supplement. Why take it though? There is no scientific evidence that this would be h... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Papaya: I agree with Dr. Livingston when asks why one would need this supplement. Unripe vs ripened papaya. The latex in unripe papaya contains papain which c... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Most OTC digestive supplements are safe in pregnancy.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Controversial: Since it hasn't been tested in a controlled study, medical community recommends against it. Green papaya reportedly can cause pre-term labor. As an en... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Probably not: Papaya enzymes appear to be of digestive kind and i see no way of them reducing ENT inflammation.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Loosing weight too: fast can be dangerous. See your doc first, and then consider lower carb and higher protein intake. Exercise daily if possible, even brisk walking 20... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammad Shahzad
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Digestive enzymes : are good especially if you lack your own digestive enzymes and there is no long term harm.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
There should be no interaction between them and BCPs. There is no scientific evidence that Bromelain is effective.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Read the warning: Nearly all these products state "consult your physician prior to using this product it you are pregnant, nursing, ....." so please consult your OB or ... Read More

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