A 32-year-old member asked:
had my first chinese food about 30 minutes ago. now my nose is runny, my chest hurts and my head feels like it's gonna explode. is this normal?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 17 years experience
No: This is not a normal reaction to eating anything. You may be having an allergic reaction to something in the food. To be safe, get checked out right away.
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Pathology 44 years experience
Monosodium glutamate: Read up on "Chinese restaurant syndrome". The good ones don't use monosidum glutamate, but many do and this may be what you're reacting to.
3383 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 27, 2014
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