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A 43-year-old member asked:

help! could i take 500 mg of naproxen without food?

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Dr. William Lages
Rheumatology 68 years experience
Not a good idea: Naproxen is a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug that can cause gastritis and gastric ulcer and bleeding. Food is a temporary antacids, but if one is on naproxen daily It would be important to protect the stomach with a proton pump inhibitor such as prilosec.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

How can I handle mild food allergies in my infant?

6 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Avoidance: For food allergies, avoidance is the best option. However, if the food is a nutritionally important food such as milk or wheat, it may be best to be tested to make sure. An allergist can help decide if you child has a food allergy, give tips on avoidance, prescribe an epi pen for severe allergies, and decide when to test if the food allergy is decreasing since some are outgrown.
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Can my diet in pregnancy have an impact on my child's food preferences?

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No: There's no data to suggest this is true.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

I am breastfeeding and I ate food that gave me a loose stool? Should I dump my pumped breastmilk?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: Whatever you ate that gave you loose stool should not affect your breastmilk. You should continue to breastfeed.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Will spicy food and stress cause stomach ulcers?

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Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
No: Stomach ulcers are caused either by an infection with h pylori bacteria or by damage from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen). Emotional stress does not cause stomach ulcers. Physical stress such as fractures of long bones or serious burns can cause bleeding ulcers, especially in hospitalized patients.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can a person's acne be caused by food allergies?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No: There is no data the food allergies cause acne. Food allergies cause: hives, lip/tongue/throat swelling, itchiness, trouble breathing, passing out and rarely death.

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